Northwest NEWS

July 6, 1998

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City of Woodinville population tops 10,000

   by Woodinville Weekly staff
  
   OLYMPIA--The city of Woodinville's population topped 10,000 in 1998 while Bothell grew by 950 to 27,300.
  
   According to the state Office of Financial Management, there are 10,130 people in Woodinville, an increase of 150 over last year.
  
   OFM released its annual population estimate late last week. The numbers reflect population as of April 1, 1998. Elsewhere in the area: King, Snohomish and Pierce counties accounted for 62 percent of growth in Washington. Statewide, population grew by 78,500 to 5,685,300, an increase of 1.4 percent from the previous year but a decline from the 1.6 percent growth rate for the previous two years, according to OFM.
  
   Theresa Lowe, chief demographer for OFM, said the decline was due in large part to California's economic recovery and the strength of the national economy as a whole. The relocation of the aircraft carrier Nimitz from Bremerton to Virginia contributed to the loss of about 7,000 military personnel and dependents.
  
   "The flood of new arrivals from California is over," Lowe said.
  
   She said the number of people migrating to Washington declined from 54,000 for 1997 to 43,000 for 1998. National figures show Washington as among the ten fastest growing states in the country, ranked eighth.