I’ve promised myself since – oh, forever – that I ought to write a post about UmeŚ’s population policies and as you’ve probably guessed never actually done it. But when VK’s political editor asked the simple question “How many people live in UmeŚ in 2050“, I couldn’t help make a guess:
125.000 (provided that the administrative borders are the same in 2050 as today – which I doubt) against 111.700 at the end of 2007. (Source: SCB)
That is a bit below the more or less officially stated goal of 150.000 (or was that 200.000?). At one point I will explain why I think 150.000 inhabitants is a sensible goal and why I think it will be difficult to reach.