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Hermiston Population Rises Above 17,000

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HERMISTON, OR – According to certified population estimates from Portland State University, the city of Hermiston's population is 17,240 as July 1st, making it the only city in eastern Oregon with more than 17,000 residents.

Hermiston has added more than 4,800 residents since the year 2000, which equates to a 27.9% growth in just 13 years.

Researchers at PSU say Hermiston's 1.42% increase over the year out-paced the 0.99% overall growth in the Umatilla County population.  Hermiston accounted for 31.6% of county-wide growth to bring Umatilla County's population to 77,895.

Portland State University's Population Research Center's estimates are based on the most recent Census and represent Oregon's July 1st populations each year during the decade until the next decennial Census.  The estimates are certified yearly on December 15th.