Oregon's largest counties growing

Oregon's largest counties growing

Oregon's most populous counties are growing, and rural areas continue to see residents leave.

According to annual population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Portland metro area population reached 2,289,800 in July 2012 -- a jump of 1.3 percent from the year before and 2.9 percent since the 2010 census.

The biggest population losers over the past year were Curry, Grant, Lake, Harney and Wallowa counties, each of which lost more than one percent of its population. They all recorded more deaths than births, and more people moving out than moving in.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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