Sherman County vs. Oregon
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Population Growth and Change, 1969-2021
Introduction
Sherman County vs. Oregon
Sherman County:
2021 Population = 1,907
2021 Percent of State = 0.0%
Oregon:
2021 Population = 4,246,155
2021 Percent of U.S. = 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 Sherman County with comparisons to Oregon and the nation at large. This analysis features alternative approaches toward discussing, diagnosing and comparing Sherman County vs. Oregon's population growth over 1969-2021. 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, 1969-2021
Population, 1969-2021
Figure 1.
Figure 1 traces Sherman County's annual population for the period 1969-2021 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 53-year period, Sherman County's population dropped from 2,241 in 1969 to 1,907 in 2021, for a net loss of -334, or -14.9%.
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, 1969-2021
Population, 1969-2021
Figure 2.
Figure 2 traces Oregon's annual population for the period 1969-2021 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 53-year period, Oregon's population rose from 2,062,000 in 1969 to 4,246,155 in 2021, for a net gain of 2,184,155, or 105.9%.
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): 1969-2021
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2021
Figure 3.
Figure 3 portrays Sherman 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.
Sherman County's overall population growth was -14.9% over 1969-2021 trailed Oregon's increase of 105.9%, and fell below the United States' increase of 64.9%.
Population as a Percent of the Oregon Total: 1969-2021
Population as a Percent of the Oregon Total: 1969-2021
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of highlighting the population growth of Sherman 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, Sherman County's population totaled 0.11% of Oregon's population, while in 2021 it equated to 0.04% thereby yielding a -0.06% share-shift.
   
 
Population Share-Shift
2021 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2021
vs.
1969
-0.06%
=
0.04%
-
0.11%
 
   
Sherman County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2021
Sherman County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2021
Figure 5.
Figure 5 highlights the short-run pattern of Sherman County's population growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2021. The average annual percent change for the entire 52-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, Sherman County's population contracted at an annual rate of -0.28% over 1970-2021. The county recorded its highest growth in 1980 (5.59%) and recorded its lowest growth in 1987 (-5.29%). In 2021, Sherman County's population grew by 1.87%
Sherman County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2021
Sherman County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2021
Figure 6.
Over the past five 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 Sherman County's population since 1970, but this time they are overlayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020-2021.
During the 1970s, Sherman County's annual population growth rate averaged -0.80%. It averaged -0.58% during the 1980s, 0.16% in the 1990s, -1.21% throughout the 2000s, 0.70% during the 2010s, 1.42% thus far this decade (2020-2021).
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 Sherman County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Oregon and the nation. As the chart reveals, Sherman County's average annual population growth posted below Oregon's average in the 1970s (-0.80% vs. 2.26%), amounted to less than Oregon's average in the 1980s (-0.58% vs. 0.80%), amounted to less than Oregon's average in the 1990s (0.16% vs. 1.98%), posted below Oregon's average during the 2000s (-1.21% vs. 1.16%), fell below Oregon's average in the 2010s (0.70% vs. 1.02%), and surpassed Oregon's average over the 2 year period of the current decade, 2020-2021 (1.42% vs. 0.36%).
Finally, relative to nationwide population growth trends, Sherman County trailed the nation throughout the 1970s (-0.80% vs. 1.10%), posted below the nation over the 1980s (-0.58% vs. 0.95%), fell under the nation over the 1990s (0.16% vs. 1.23%), fell below the nation in the 2000s (-1.21% vs. 0.95%), recorded underneath the nation over the 2010s (0.70% vs. 0.74%), and outgained the nation over 2020-2021 (1.42% vs. 0.25%).
   
 
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
-0.28
-0.80
-0.58
0.16
-1.21
0.70
1.42
1.87
 
1.40
2.26
0.80
1.98
1.16
1.02
0.36
0.11
 
0.97
1.10
0.95
1.23
0.95
0.74
0.25
0.12
 
   

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Sherman County:
Population, 1969-2021
 
1969
 
2,241
100.0
N
0.11
1970
 
2,130
95.0
-4.95
0.10
1971
 
2,063
92.1
-3.15
0.10
1972
 
2,148
95.9
4.12
0.10
1973
 
2,081
92.9
-3.12
0.09
1974
 
2,005
89.5
-3.65
0.09
1975
 
2,025
90.4
1.00
0.09
1976
 
2,090
93.3
3.21
0.09
1977
 
2,050
91.5
-1.91
0.08
1978
 
1,980
88.4
-3.41
0.08
1979
 
2,056
91.7
3.84
0.08
1980
 
2,171
96.9
5.59
0.08
1981
 
2,168
96.7
-0.14
0.08
1982
 
2,152
96.0
-0.74
0.08
1983
 
2,169
96.8
0.79
0.08
1984
 
2,201
98.2
1.48
0.08
1985
 
2,141
95.5
-2.73
0.08
1986
 
2,061
92.0
-3.74
0.08
1987
 
1,952
87.1
-5.29
0.07
1988
 
1,941
86.6
-0.56
0.07
1989
 
1,932
86.2
-0.46
0.07
1990
 
1,924
85.9
-0.41
0.07
1991
 
1,928
86.0
0.21
0.07
1992
 
1,946
86.8
0.93
0.07
1993
 
1,978
88.3
1.64
0.06
1994
 
1,957
87.3
-1.06
0.06
1995
 
1,988
88.7
1.58
0.06
1996
 
1,933
86.3
-2.77
0.06
1997
 
1,935
86.3
0.10
0.06
1998
 
1,951
87.1
0.83
0.06
1999
 
1,962
87.6
0.56
0.06
2000
 
1,921
85.7
-2.09
0.06
2001
 
1,848
82.5
-3.80
0.05
2002
 
1,763
78.7
-4.60
0.05
2003
 
1,758
78.4
-0.28
0.05
2004
 
1,682
75.1
-4.32
0.05
2005
 
1,678
74.9
-0.24
0.05
2006
 
1,682
75.1
0.24
0.05
2007
 
1,713
76.4
1.84
0.05
2008
 
1,691
75.5
-1.28
0.04
2009
 
1,733
77.3
2.48
0.05
2010
 
1,781
79.5
2.77
0.05
2011
 
1,758
78.4
-1.29
0.05
2012
 
1,763
78.7
0.28
0.05
2013
 
1,749
78.0
-0.79
0.04
2014
 
1,743
77.8
-0.34
0.04
2015
 
1,725
77.0
-1.03
0.04
2016
 
1,753
78.2
1.62
0.04
2017
 
1,788
79.8
2.00
0.04
2018
 
1,756
78.4
-1.79
0.04
2019
 
1,854
82.7
5.58
0.04
2020
 
1,872
83.5
0.97
0.04
2021
 
1,907
85.1
1.87
0.04
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 2022
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Oregon:
Population, 1969-2021
 
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
 
3,837,611
186.1
0.76
1.24
2011
 
3,872,655
187.8
0.91
1.24
2012
 
3,900,071
189.1
0.71
1.24
2013
 
3,924,064
190.3
0.62
1.24
2014
 
3,965,387
192.3
1.05
1.24
2015
 
4,018,466
194.9
1.34
1.25
2016
 
4,093,179
198.5
1.86
1.26
2017
 
4,147,186
201.1
1.32
1.27
2018
 
4,183,414
202.9
0.87
1.27
2019
 
4,215,976
204.5
0.78
1.28
2020
 
4,241,544
205.7
0.61
1.28
2021
 
4,246,155
205.9
0.11
1.28
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 2022
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United States:
Population, 1969-2021
 
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
 
309,378,433
153.7
0.85
2011
 
311,841,632
154.9
0.80
2012
 
314,344,331
156.2
0.80
2013
 
316,735,375
157.3
0.76
2014
 
319,270,047
158.6
0.80
2015
 
321,829,327
159.9
0.80
2016
 
324,367,742
161.1
0.79
2017
 
326,623,063
162.3
0.70
2018
 
328,542,157
163.2
0.59
2019
 
330,233,102
164.1
0.51
2020
 
331,501,080
164.7
0.38
2021
 
331,893,745
164.9
0.12
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 2022
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PN
 
   
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