The Census Bureau released annual population estimates yesterday and a quick look shows that from July 1, 2006 to July 1, 2007 Spokane County's population grew 1.9% or about 8,800 people (456,175). This was slightly higher than the state's growth rate of 1.4%. Looking back to 2000, which is the base year, our growth has remained pretty steady varying between .2% and last year's 1.9%, and has tracked the state's growth quite closely.
Curiosity led use to compile the data since 2000 for some of our friends inside and outside of our region. Let's just say if you're in Franklin County (Tri-Cities) you've probably new neighbors. They've been maintaining a growth rate of at least 5% since 2003.
- Interactive chart-Comparitive growth rates of selected counties [metrospokane]
- Pasco area growing at a fast pace [Seattle Times]