U.S. Census Bureau http://kplu.org en Census: Redmond has highest commuter population boost in U.S. http://kplu.org/post/census-redmond-has-highest-commuter-population-boost-us <p>During the business day, the city of Redmond, Wash. sees the nation’s biggest spike in population, according U.S. Census data.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/fyi-guy/2013/06/03/census-redmond-has-largest-daytime-population-surge-in-u-s/">The Seattle Times revealed </a>that commuters increase Redmond’s population by 111.4 percent—the biggest increase seen in cities with a population of 50,000 or greater. The city has a population of 55,150.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:27:04 +0000 KPLU News Staff 8984 at http://kplu.org Census: Redmond has highest commuter population boost in U.S. Some Washington counties are struggling with high poverty rates http://kplu.org/post/some-washington-counties-are-struggling-high-poverty-rates <p>New figures on poverty from the Census Bureau show big differences between counties in Washington state.</p><p>Counties in the Puget Sound region had a lower poverty rate than the nation as a whole in 2011. The rate for counties around Seattle didn’t change much compared with 2010.</p><p>It’s a different story in other parts of the state. Franklin County in eastern Washington had a 30 percent poverty rate – twice the national rate.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 22:02:20 +0000 Ashley Gross 6418 at http://kplu.org