The Population of Portland Drops but Less Than in the First Year of the Pandemic

According to updated U.S. Census Bureau population estimates Portland is still losing people, but not as fast as during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, several of the largest U.S. cities were population “losers,” but that changed in 2022.

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Nearly half of the 15 fastest-declining cities had populations over 100,000 from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2021. San Francisco had the largest population drop at 6.3%. New York City fell 3.5% and Washington DC 2.9%.

Only Jackson, Miss., St. Louis, Mo., and New Orleans, La., were among the 15 fastest-declining cities or towns in 2022. Hurricane Ida hit Jackson and New Orleans. The U.S. Census Bureau reported pre-pandemic population declines from 2021 to 2022.

Population of Portland Drops

U.S. Census Bureau estimates Portland lost population in 2021 and 2022, but it did not make the 15 fastest-declining cities list. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts Portland lost 11,226 persons from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2021.

The bureau forecasts 8,308 Portlanders left between 2021 and 2022. As the U.S. Census Bureau Claimed, Oregon lost its population from 2021 to 2022. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates using administrative data like birth and death certificates and tax return statistics on people who moved.

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