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Slowing Growth Projected For Small Towns In Jackson County

City of Talent
Chuck Roberts Park in Talent, OR.

Towns in Jackson County are predicted to see less growth between now and 2043 than predicted in 2015, and the new numbers will impact the ability of the cities to add land for growth under state land-use regulations.

Portland State University Population Research Center issued the population predictions for the state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development. The 2018 projections were the second conducted under DLCD, which took over the task previously done by counties and cities.

Towns predicted to have less growth than previously thought for both 2030 and 2043 include Butte Falls, Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Rogue River, Shady Cove and Talent.

Current population figures used in 2015 for these municipalities were also decreased for the 2018 calculations.

Read the whole story at the Medford Mail Tribune.