Bend again among fastest growing areas in Oregon

Bend again among fastest growing areas in Oregon

Bend and Deschutes County are again among the fastest-growing areas in Oregon, according to new population estimates from Portland State University.

Deschutes County added 2,385 residents in the year ended July 1 for a total estimate of 162,525, a 1.5 percent growth rate, according to Portland State University’s new annual estimates, released Friday.

That’s well ahead of the state’s overall growth rate of 0.9 percent for the year, to 3.91 million residents, according to the PSU Population Research Center’s preliminary estimates; cities and counties get a month to challenge any disputed figures before they become final.

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