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Hey, are any of you aware that people are moving to the area? No? Well, I've got some news for you!

New U.S. Census data released today says Portland's gained about 12,000 residents between July 2014 and July 2015, the largest increase in the state. Hillsboro is the second fastest growing city, gaining nearly 3,000 people to cross the 100,000 mark, "joining Portland, Eugene, Salem and Gresham as Oregon cities in the six-figure club."

Oregonmetro.gov's got a pretty good story about the the city and region's growth that you should check out:

Nationally, Portland jumped Oklahoma City and Baltimore to become the 26th-largest in the country. Its 1.92 percent growth rate was the 15th-highest in the country, third-highest for cities north of the Sun Belt. Only Seattle and Denver outpaced Portland in that group.

Since 2010, the Census Bureau estimates 46,882 people have moved to Portland. If all of those people lived in their own city, it would be the 13th-largest in Oregon.

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They've also put this handy list together of the population growth of area cities between 2010 and 2015. The bolded figure is the 2015 estimate, the unbolded figure is the 2010 population:

Portland • 632,309 • 583,776
Gresham • 110,109 • 105,594
Hillsboro • 102,347 • 91,611
Beaverton • 96,577 • 89,803
Tigard • 51,253 • 48,035
Lake Oswego • 38,496 • 36,619
Oregon City • 35,831 • 31,859
Tualatin • 27,154 • 26,054
West Linn • 26,593 • 25,109
Forest Grove • 23,897 • 21,083
Wilsonville • 22,789 • 19,509
Milwaukie • 20,830 • 20,291
Sherwood • 19,283 • 18,194
Happy Valley • 18,493 • 13,903
Troutdale • 16,631 • 15,962
Cornelius • 12,317 • 11,869
Gladstone • 11,986 • 11,497

Edit: If you're one of the shit ton of people who's moved here recently, make sure to check out our NEWCOMER'S GUIDE TO PORTLAND.

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