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Population Growth

With over 27,000 citizens, Redmond’s population continues to expand. Both the City and Deschutes County have seen robust population and household growth during the last decade. Deschutes County was the 55th fastest growing county in the U.S. in 2015 and remains the fastest growing county in the state of Oregon.

In-migration is the primary driver of Deschutes County’s population growth, which added over 4,800 new residents between 2014 and 2015 (+2.9%).Population totals for Central Oregon

Population totals for Central Oregon

Area

1990

2000

2010

2013

2014

2015

Oregon

2,842,321

3,421,399

3,837,300

3,919,020

3,962,710

4,013,845

Crook County

14,111

19,184

21,020

20,690

20,780

21,085

Deschutes County

74,958

115,367

157,905

162,525

166,400

170,740

Bend

20,447

52,029

76,740

78,280

79,985

81,310

La Pine

Not yet incorporated

1,660

1,670

1,670

1,670

Redmond

7,165

13,481

26,225

26,590

26,770

27,050

Sisters

708

959

2,040

2,115

2,190

2,280

Unincorporated

46,638

48,898

51,240

53,570

55,785

53,151

Jefferson County

13,676

19,009

21,750

22,040

22,205

22,445

Tri-County Total

102,745

153,560

200,675

205,225

209,385

214,270

Source: Population Research Center, PSU. 1990 and 2000 Census numbers are for April 1 of that year, 2013, 2014, & 2015 data are for July 1, of that year.

In March 2015, Portland State University’s Oregon Population Forecast Program estimated that the tri-county population (Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties) would reach 416,764 people by 2065.

The forecast predicted that Deschutes County will be home to about 357,345 people by that time - with 64,785 in Redmond. This represents an increase in the city’s population by an estimated 57% from today.

Population Projections 2015 - 2065

Area

2015

2025

2035

2045

2055

2065

Tri-County Total

214,547

258,899

300,926

340,739

379,237

416,764

Crook

21,135

22,404

23,916

24,962

25,457

25,640

Deschutes

170,606

210,826

249,037

285,908

322,045

357,345

Redmond

27,715

33,282

39,812

47,167

55,373

64,785

Jefferson

22,806

25,669

27,973

29,869

31,735

33,779

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2010); Portland State University (2012); Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (2015 – 2050).  

Fast Facts

  • Since 2000, the number of households in the City has grown at an average annual rate of 5.3%.
  • Redmond grew from 12% of County residents in 2000 to 17% in 2012.
  • Approximately 52% of the residents of Redmond moved here in the past 10 years.
  • 8,000 new households are projected over 20-year demographic trends.

The demographic profile of the City includes a relatively high percentage of families, with household sizes in the area actually increasing since 2000 contrary to National and State trends. The average household size in the City is estimated at 2.61 in 2012 and families accounting for 68% of the all households.