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Population Growth

Recent estimates pegs Redmond’s population just under 30,000 and Deschutes County nearly 188,000. Both the city and the county have seen rapid population growth this decade. Redmond added over 2,000 residents since the 2010 census (+7.7%) in just seven years. The county has seen even faster growth (~16%) due to the growth of Bend and unincorporated communities in Deschutes County.

Deschutes County (Bend-Redmond MSA) remains one of the fastest growing metro areas in the United States. In the past year the county’s population expanded by 3.4 percent, which ranked 3rd fastest of over 300 metropolitan areas nationwide. The rapid increase in the population is primarily due to in-migration with fairly modest levels of natural increase.

Portland State University’s population research center recently updated their population forecasts for the region. They predict that Redmond will eclipse 40,000 before 2035 and Deschutes County’s population will be over a quarter million.

Population totals for Central Oregon

Area

2000

2010

2013

2014

2015

2016 2017

Oregon

3,421,399

3,837,300

3,919,020

3,962,710

4,013,845

4,076,350 4,141,100

Crook County

19,184

21,020

20,690

20,780

21,085

21,580

22,105

Deschutes County

115,367

157,905

162,525

166,400

170,740

176,635 182,930

Bend

52,029

76,740

78,280

79,985

81,310

83,500 86,765

La Pine

Not yet incorporated

1,660

1,670

1,670

1,670

1,675 1,730

Redmond

13,481

26,225

26,590

26,770

27,050

27,595 28,265

Sisters

959

2,040

2,115

2,190

2,280

2,390 2,540

Unincorporated

48,898

51,240

53,570

55,785

53,151

61,475 63,630

Jefferson County

19,009

21,750

22,040

22,205

22,445

22,790 23.190

Tri-County Total

153,560

200,675

205,225

209,385

214,270

221.005 228.225

Source: Population Research Center, PSU. 2000 Census numbers are for April 1 of that year, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 data are for July 1, of that year.

In March 2018, Portland State University’s Oregon Population Forecast Program estimated that the tri-county population (Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties) would reach 485,204 people by 2065.

The forecast predicted that Deschutes County will be home to about 414,618 people by that time - with 78,213 in Redmond. This represents an increase in the city’s population by an estimated 62% from today.

Population Projections 2018- 2065

Area

2018

2025

2035

2045

2055

2065

Tri-County Total

233,587

270,775

322,342

370,549

422,957

482,505

Crook

22,519

24,794

28,179

30,894

33,721

36,156

Deschutes

187,621

220,708

266,840

310,827

358,991

414,618

Redmond

29,364

33,839

43,473

53,750

65,515

78,213

Jefferson

23,447

25,273

27,323

28,828

30,245

31,731

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2010); Portland State University (March 2018); 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.