Bend: 90K people and counting

Census Bureau ranks Bend among nation’s fastest growing cities

Bend’s population appears to have reached a new milestone of more than 90,000 people last year, according to an estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census data released Thursday shows Bend ranked sixth among the nation’s fastest-growing cities — with populations of 50,000 or more — between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016.

An estimated population of 91,112 in Bend is a 5 percent increase from the previous year, the largest in Central Oregon.

Source: Bend: 90K people and counting; Census Bureau ranks Bend among nation’s fastest growing cities