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Capturing the big picture in demographic analysis.

Demographic research can deepen our understanding of who we are as a society. The Population Research Center (PRC) is an interdisciplinary organization that aids in this exploration by facilitating high-quality analysis of in-depth survey data.

PRC’s growth over our almost 40-year history has embraced such fields as economics, psychology, business, public policy, medicine, and social services administration. The diversity of our work reflects the theme of integrative research at NORC in partnership with the University of Chicago.

Center Lead

Senior Fellow & Director

Attend a Demography Workshop

The workshop is held on Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. CST in the NORC conference room (Room 232) at 1155 E 60th St, Chicago, IL.

Students, faculty, and all interested researchers are encouraged to attend.

Discover Our Research

Our expertise in demographic analysis has informed research into a wide range of subjects.

Chicago Health and Activity in Real-Time (CHART)

The first-ever study documenting how activity spaces change as people age


The National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health

National Social Life, Health & Aging Project

A pioneering nationally representative study of the intersection between social and intimate relationships and healthy aging


National Institute on Aging