Morrow County vs. Oregon
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Population Growth and Change, 1969-2017
Introduction
Morrow County:
2017 Population = 11,166
2017 Percent of State = 0.3%
Oregon:
2017 Population = 4,142,776
2017 Percent of State = 1.3%
Attracting and retaining people to live, work, raise a family, and retire underlies the economic vitality of any region. Population growth is both a cause--and a consequence--of economic growth. Patterns of population growth and change reflect differences among regions to attract and retain people both as producers and consumers in their economy.
The following graphs offer a broad overview of trends in the pattern of population growth and change of Morrow County with comparisons to Oregon and the nation at large. This analysis features alternative approaches toward discussing, diagnosing and comparing Morrow County vs. Oregon's population growth over 1969-2017. The data used are those compiled by the Regional Income and Product Divisions of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Population, 1969-2017
Population, 1969-2017
Figure 1.
Figure 1 traces Morrow County's annual population for the period 1969-2017 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 49-year period, Morrow County's population rose from 4,441 in 1969 to 11,166 in 2017, for a net gain of 6,725, or 151.4%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population, 1969-2017
Population, 1969-2017
Figure 2.
Figure 2 tracks Oregon's annual population for the period 1969-2017 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 49-year period, Oregon's population rose from 2,062,000 in 1969 to 4,142,776 in 2017, for a net gain of 2,080,776, or 100.9%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2017
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2017
Figure 3.
Figure 3 portrays Morrow County's population growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with Oregon, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's population in 1969 as a base figure of 100, and the populations in later years as a percentage of the 1969 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in population growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Morrow County's overall population growth was 151.4% over 1969-2017 outpaced Oregon's increase of 100.9%, and topped the United States' increase of 61.8%.
Population as a Percent of the Oregon Total: 1969-2017
Population as a Percent of the Oregon Total: 1969-2017
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of highlighting the population growth of Morrow County is to trace its individual percentage contributions to Oregon's statewide population over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's population grew faster�or declined less�than Oregon's population, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 1969, Morrow County's population totaled 0.22% of Oregon's population, while in 2017 it equated to 0.27% thereby yielding a +0.05% share-shift.
   
 
Population Share-Shift
2017 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2017
vs.
1969
+0.05%
=
0.27%
-
0.22%
 
   
Morrow County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2017
Morrow County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2017
Figure 5.
Figure 5 highlights the short-run pattern of Morrow County's population growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2017. The average annual percent change for the entire 48-year period is also traced on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Morrow County's population grew at an annual rate of 1.99% over 1970-2017. The county recorded its highest growth in 1979 (9.67%) and posted its lowest growth in 1988 (-4.05%). In 2017, Morrow County's population declined by -0.47%
Morrow County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2017
Morrow County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2017
Figure 6.
Over the past four decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again shows the annual percent change in Morrow County's population since 1970, but this time they are displayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010-2017.
During the 1970s, Morrow County's annual population growth rate averaged 4.99%. It averaged 0.73% in the 1980s, 3.44% during the 1990s, 0.32% throughout the 2000s, and 0.07% thus far this decade (2010 to 2017).
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Morrow County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Oregon and the nation. As the chart reveals, Morrow County's average annual population growth led Oregon's average throughout the 1970s (4.99% vs. 2.26%), fell below Oregon's average throughout the 1980s (0.73% vs. 0.80%), surpassed Oregon's average during the 1990s (3.44% vs. 1.98%), trailed Oregon's average throughout the 2000s (0.32% vs. 1.16%), and trailed Oregon's average over the 8 year period of the last decade, 2010-2017 (0.07% vs. 1.06%).
Finally, relative to nationwide population growth trends, Morrow County exceeded the nation throughout the 1970s (4.99% vs. 1.10%), posted below the nation throughout the 1980s (0.73% vs. 0.95%), exceeded the nation during the 1990s (3.44% vs. 1.23%), fell below the nation in the 2000s (0.32% vs. 0.95%), and lagged the nation over 2010-2017 (0.07% vs. 0.75%).
   
 
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
1.99
4.99
0.73
3.44
0.32
0.07
-0.47
 
1.47
2.26
0.80
1.98
1.16
1.06
1.39
 
1.01
1.10
0.95
1.23
0.95
0.75
0.72
 
   

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Morrow County:
Population, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
4,441
100.0
N
0.22
1970
 
4,470
100.7
0.65
0.21
1971
 
4,431
99.8
-0.87
0.21
1972
 
4,361
98.2
-1.58
0.20
1973
 
4,492
101.1
3.00
0.20
1974
 
4,765
107.3
6.08
0.21
1975
 
5,211
117.3
9.36
0.22
1976
 
5,654
127.3
8.50
0.24
1977
 
6,009
135.3
6.28
0.25
1978
 
6,536
147.2
8.77
0.26
1979
 
7,168
161.4
9.67
0.28
1980
 
7,495
168.8
4.56
0.28
1981
 
7,382
166.2
-1.51
0.28
1982
 
7,519
169.3
1.86
0.28
1983
 
7,699
173.4
2.39
0.29
1984
 
7,972
179.5
3.55
0.30
1985
 
8,090
182.2
1.48
0.30
1986
 
8,124
182.9
0.42
0.30
1987
 
8,096
182.3
-0.34
0.30
1988
 
7,768
174.9
-4.05
0.28
1989
 
7,684
173.0
-1.08
0.28
1990
 
7,618
171.5
-0.86
0.27
1991
 
8,028
180.8
5.38
0.27
1992
 
8,208
184.8
2.24
0.27
1993
 
8,622
194.1
5.04
0.28
1994
 
8,785
197.8
1.89
0.28
1995
 
9,075
204.3
3.30
0.28
1996
 
9,336
210.2
2.88
0.29
1997
 
9,746
219.5
4.39
0.29
1998
 
10,160
228.8
4.25
0.30
1999
 
10,757
242.2
5.88
0.32
2000
 
10,995
247.6
2.21
0.32
2001
 
11,043
248.7
0.44
0.32
2002
 
11,313
254.7
2.44
0.32
2003
 
11,317
254.8
0.04
0.32
2004
 
11,275
253.9
-0.37
0.32
2005
 
11,162
251.3
-1.00
0.31
2006
 
11,203
252.3
0.37
0.31
2007
 
11,048
248.8
-1.38
0.30
2008
 
11,002
247.7
-0.42
0.29
2009
 
11,102
250.0
0.91
0.29
2010
 
11,207
252.4
0.95
0.29
2011
 
11,202
252.2
-0.04
0.29
2012
 
11,211
252.4
0.08
0.29
2013
 
11,186
251.9
-0.22
0.29
2014
 
11,075
249.4
-0.99
0.28
2015
 
11,117
250.3
0.38
0.28
2016
 
11,219
252.6
0.92
0.27
2017
 
11,166
251.4
-0.47
0.27
Source: Calculations by the Oregon Regional Economic Analysis Project (OR-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
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Oregon:
Population, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
2,062,000
100.0
N
1.02
1970
 
2,100,388
101.9
1.86
1.03
1971
 
2,149,890
104.3
2.36
1.04
1972
 
2,195,219
106.5
2.11
1.05
1973
 
2,238,878
108.6
1.99
1.06
1974
 
2,280,956
110.6
1.88
1.07
1975
 
2,324,622
112.7
1.91
1.08
1976
 
2,372,155
115.0
2.04
1.09
1977
 
2,439,355
118.3
2.83
1.11
1978
 
2,509,609
121.7
2.88
1.13
1979
 
2,578,312
125.0
2.74
1.15
1980
 
2,641,218
128.1
2.44
1.16
1981
 
2,667,985
129.4
1.01
1.16
1982
 
2,664,919
129.2
-0.11
1.15
1983
 
2,653,071
128.7
-0.44
1.13
1984
 
2,666,589
129.3
0.51
1.13
1985
 
2,672,648
129.6
0.23
1.12
1986
 
2,683,526
130.1
0.41
1.12
1987
 
2,700,996
131.0
0.65
1.11
1988
 
2,741,297
132.9
1.49
1.12
1989
 
2,790,579
135.3
1.80
1.13
1990
 
2,860,375
138.7
2.50
1.15
1991
 
2,928,507
142.0
2.38
1.16
1992
 
2,991,755
145.1
2.16
1.17
1993
 
3,060,367
148.4
2.29
1.18
1994
 
3,121,264
151.4
1.99
1.19
1995
 
3,184,369
154.4
2.02
1.20
1996
 
3,247,111
157.5
1.97
1.21
1997
 
3,304,310
160.2
1.76
1.21
1998
 
3,352,449
162.6
1.46
1.22
1999
 
3,393,941
164.6
1.24
1.22
2000
 
3,429,708
166.3
1.05
1.22
2001
 
3,467,937
168.2
1.11
1.22
2002
 
3,513,424
170.4
1.31
1.22
2003
 
3,547,376
172.0
0.97
1.22
2004
 
3,569,463
173.1
0.62
1.22
2005
 
3,613,202
175.2
1.23
1.22
2006
 
3,670,883
178.0
1.60
1.23
2007
 
3,722,417
180.5
1.40
1.24
2008
 
3,768,748
182.8
1.24
1.24
2009
 
3,808,600
184.7
1.06
1.24
2010
 
3,837,073
186.1
0.75
1.24
2011
 
3,865,845
187.5
0.75
1.24
2012
 
3,893,920
188.8
0.73
1.24
2013
 
3,919,664
190.1
0.66
1.24
2014
 
3,960,673
192.1
1.05
1.24
2015
 
4,016,537
194.8
1.41
1.25
2016
 
4,085,989
198.2
1.73
1.26
2017
 
4,142,776
200.9
1.39
1.27
Source: Calculations by the Oregon Regional Economic Analysis Project (OR-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
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United States:
Population, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
201,298,000
100.0
N
1970
 
203,798,722
101.2
1.24
1971
 
206,817,509
102.7
1.48
1972
 
209,274,882
104.0
1.19
1973
 
211,349,205
105.0
0.99
1974
 
213,333,635
106.0
0.94
1975
 
215,456,585
107.0
1.00
1976
 
217,553,859
108.1
0.97
1977
 
219,760,875
109.2
1.01
1978
 
222,098,244
110.3
1.06
1979
 
224,568,579
111.6
1.11
1980
 
227,224,719
112.9
1.18
1981
 
229,465,744
114.0
0.99
1982
 
231,664,432
115.1
0.96
1983
 
233,792,014
116.1
0.92
1984
 
235,824,907
117.2
0.87
1985
 
237,923,734
118.2
0.89
1986
 
240,132,831
119.3
0.93
1987
 
242,288,936
120.4
0.90
1988
 
244,499,004
121.5
0.91
1989
 
246,819,222
122.6
0.95
1990
 
249,622,814
124.0
1.14
1991
 
252,980,941
125.7
1.35
1992
 
256,514,224
127.4
1.40
1993
 
259,918,588
129.1
1.33
1994
 
263,125,821
130.7
1.23
1995
 
266,278,393
132.3
1.20
1996
 
269,394,284
133.8
1.17
1997
 
272,646,925
135.4
1.21
1998
 
275,854,104
137.0
1.18
1999
 
279,040,168
138.6
1.15
2000
 
282,162,411
140.2
1.12
2001
 
284,968,955
141.6
0.99
2002
 
287,625,193
142.9
0.93
2003
 
290,107,933
144.1
0.86
2004
 
292,805,298
145.5
0.93
2005
 
295,516,599
146.8
0.93
2006
 
298,379,912
148.2
0.97
2007
 
301,231,207
149.6
0.96
2008
 
304,093,966
151.1
0.95
2009
 
306,771,529
152.4
0.88
2010
 
309,338,421
153.7
0.84
2011
 
311,644,280
154.8
0.75
2012
 
313,993,272
156.0
0.75
2013
 
316,234,505
157.1
0.71
2014
 
318,622,525
158.3
0.76
2015
 
321,039,839
159.5
0.76
2016
 
323,405,935
160.7
0.74
2017
 
325,719,178
161.8
0.72
Source: Calculations by the Oregon Regional Economic Analysis Project (OR-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PN
 
   
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