22nd largest increase in the nation
ccording to the Census Bureau, Oregon saw a net increase of 8080 new migrations into the state in 2021, the 22nd largest increase in the nation.
Population growth is affected by births, deaths, and
migration. This past year, Oregon experienced 2,210 more deaths than
births, leaving population growth entirely by net migration of new
If Oregon hadn’t been sandwiched in between California losing 367,299
and Washington losing 29, Oregon would also be on the losing end.
Realtors indicate Californians coming from a higher median income
drive up home prices with their means to out-buy local Oregonians.
Idaho was also on the receiving end of 48,876 migrations.
pproximately 25,000 new residents moved into Oregon, meaning
16,920 moved out. A Portland State University study authorized by ORS
190.540 claims the slowed migration on the pandemic. More than the
pandemic are the contributing factors – mandates closing some
businesses, and now mandates limit who can work. All the effects of
the pandemic on businesses and population growth are a direct result
of the government response to the pandemic
Counties showing the largest increase are where universities are
located. Although the prior academic year showed a decline, in 2020-
2021, 206.095 students attended Oregon colleges. Many of the 28,533
who came for an advanced program will make Oregon their home, but
undergraduates, not so much.
uring the last year, eight counties lost significant numbers of housing
units from wildfires during September, 2020. More than 2,300 homes
were destroyed in Jackson County, while Marion County and Lane
County had more than 500 destroyed homes in each. Douglas, Klamath,
Lincoln, and Linn counties also had housing losses attributable to
wildfires. State and federal support were provided for residential and
commercial to rebuild, which appears not to have impacted net
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However, an unusual dynamic for relocation due to safety can be
attributed to violent protestors. Oregon is 10th in the nation for
homicides. Portland has seen a decline in growth but still a net increase.
A decline in condo sales goes back prior to the pandemic, which seems
to point to the protests becoming violent. Crime is up
by around a
thousand per month over the previous year, which indicates a
usinesses have been rumored to leave the state since Governor Brown took
office. The tax issues prompt more businesses to leave each legislative
session. It started with Measure 66 and 67, then the CAT tax, and
increasing costs with automatic adjustment in minimum wage and costs
for family and medical leave. Senator James Manning Jr. (D-Eugene)
said in 2019 in the argument that the state’s top income earners will
leave the state if their taxes are raised. “I say leave the state,” he said.
“Somebody else will come in. I get so sick and tired of hearing that.”
Downtown Portland businesses left when the city refused to clean the
streets of needles and garbage even before the riots, which made it
worse. When those arrested were released, six businesses permanently
closed their doors that started a domino effect. During the holidays pop-up shops and food trucks struggled for lack of office workers and
tourists down town to support them. They also site the ongoing crime
and common place vandalism to buildings and cars. City leaders
encourage support of new businesses, but without the engagement of
enforcement officers, these new shops are skeptical whether they will
continue after the holidays.
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