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Beaverton's population tops 94,000

Beaverton’s population has risen by 820 people in the past year, that according to recent estimates from Portland State University’s Population Research Center.

That nudged the city’s population to 94,215, up nearly 0.9 percent for the year ending July 1, 2015.

Washington County’s population during the same 12 months increased at a brisker 1.8 percent clip to 570,510, thanks in large part to growth in unincorporated areas like North Bethany.

Washington County’s population increased at the third-fastest rate in Oregon, behind only Deschutes County (2.6 percent) and Hood River County (2.2 percent).

Oregon’s statewide population increased 1.3 percent and topped 4 million people for the first time, according to PSU’s estimate.

Beaverton remains Oregon’s sixth-largest city, behind Portland (613,355), Eugene (163,400), Salem (160,690), Gresham (107,065) and Hillsboro (97,480).