in ’06, but it didn’t even grow as much as it had in ’02,’03,’04 and ’05! Fantastic! Last year, Pasco’s population grew 5.5%. Total Tri-Cities population now stands at 168,650. West Richland adds another 10,000+ people to the mix.
My favorite quote from the Tri-City Herald’s story is from Dean Schau, our local doom-and-gloom economist (yes, I know that’s how economists are, it’s still not warranted). He said, “…when all is said and done, it surprises the Hell out of me…five percent for Pasco? That’s incredible.” (Watch your language, Dean! It’s a family newspaper/blog!)
And, more good news for the economy in general and the housing market in particular; not a single one of Washington’s zip codes appear in the list of Top 500 Foreclosure areas.
Gee, sounds like Tri-Cities is a pretty good place to live. Does that sound smug? My apologies if it does.