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Population Growth

Recent estimates pegs Redmond’s population just over 38,000 and Deschutes County nearly 208,000. Both the city and the county have seen rapid population growth this decade. Redmond added over 10,000 residents since 2015 (+38.8%) in just seven years. The county has seen growth of an estimated 36,000 (~21%) 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 62,500 by 2050 and Deschutes County’s population will be over a quarter million.

Population totals for Central Oregon

Area

2015

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

Oregon

4,013,845

4,076,350 4,141,100 4,195,300 4,236,400 4,243,791 4,263,827 4,278,910

Crook County

21,085

21,580

22,105 22,710 23,440 24,866 25,595 26,162

Deschutes County

170,740

176,635 182,930 188,980 193,00 199,259 203,916 207,561

Bend

81,310

83,500 86,765 89,505 91,385 92,840 100,922 102,834

La Pine

1,670

1,675 1,730 1,840 1,900 2,005 2,654 2,838

Redmond

27,050

27,595 28,265 29,190 30,600 32,215 36,122 37,566

Sisters

2,280

2,390 2,540 2,725 2,985 3,220 3,286 3,489

Unincorporated

53,151

61,475 63,630 65,720        

Jefferson County

22,445

22,790 23.190 23,560 23,840 24,553 25,032 25,404

Tri-County Total

214,270

221.005 228.225 235,250 240,280 248,678 254,543 259,126

Source: Population Research Center, PSU. 2015-2022 data are for July 1, of that year.

In November 2022, Portland State University’s Oregon Population Forecast Program estimated that the tri-county population (Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties) would reach 471,404 people by 2072.

The forecast predicted that Deschutes County will be home to about 392,790 people by that time - with 82,601 in Redmond. This represents an increase in the city’s population by an estimated 54% from today.

Population Projections 2022-2072

Area

2022

2030

2040

2050

2060

2070

2072

Tri-County Total

258,920

295,559

335,653

373,931

415,431

461,573

471,404

Crook

25,931

28,633

31,410

34,402

37,700

41,316

42,079

Deschutes

207,921

240,446

275,905

308,894

344,542

384,303

392,790

Redmond

37,566

45,399

54,419

62,500

71,144

80,607

82,601

Jefferson

25,068

26,481

28,338

30,636

33,189

35,954

36,535

Sources:U.S. Census Bureau (2022); Portland State University (July 2022)

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.