Friday, May 22, 2015

Portland becomes nation's 28th most populous city; Happy Valley, Wilsonville among Oregon's fastest growing

New Census Bureau population estimates show Portland has moved one spot up the list of the nation's most populous cities.

The city of Portland is estimated to be the 28th most populous city, with a population of 619,360 on July 1, 2014. It's sandwiched between No. 27 Oklahoma City and No. 29 Las Vegas.

Portland has grown by an estimated 35,571 people, or 6.1 percent, since July 2010, when the population was 583,789. And it grew by about 9,840 since 2013.