About Demographia

“Demographia Observations” is produced by Demographia (www.demographia.com).

Demographia is principally interested in maximizing household affluence and minimizing poverty, especially through land use, transport and housing strategies.

Wendell Cox

Principal, Demographia (St. Louis. MO-IL, USA)

Vice President, CODATU (Lyon, France)

Visiting Professor, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (Paris)

Former Member, Los Angeles County Transportation Commission

Former Member, Amtrak Reform Council

Contributing Editor: newgeography.com

Author: The Evolving Urban Form (development profiles of world cities)

Co-Author, Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.

Author, Demographia World Urban Areas

Author: Demographia Residential Land and Regulation Cost Index

Author: Toward More Prosperous Cities

Author, “Urban Tours by Rental Car



Demographia is “pro-choice” with respect to urban development.

Absent a material threat to other people or the community,
people should have the freedom to live and work where and how they like.


To facilitate the ideal of government as the servant of the people by identifying and implementing strategies to achieve public purposes at a cost that is no higher than necessary.

What government does for one it should do for all;
What government does not do for all it should do for none.