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Population Growth

With over 28,000 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 33rd fastest growing county in the U.S. in 2017 and remains the fastest growing county in the state of Oregon.

Between July 2016 and July 2017, the Bend-Redmond Metropolitain area population rose 3.4% and was ranked third among the top 25 fastest growing metropolitain areas in the nation. In-migration is the primary driver of Deschutes County’s population growth, which added over 6,200 new residents.Population totals for Central Oregon

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.