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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Yellowstone County among tops in state for growth

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Yellowstone County among tops in state for growth
Yellowstone County among tops in state for growth

Yellowstone County grew ten percent over the last decade, according to census data

LAST MONTH, 20-20CENSUS DATA REVEALEDMONTANA WILL REGAIN A2ND CONGRESSIONALDISTRICT FOR THE FIRSTTIME IN NEARLY 30YEARS.

NOW, WE SEEWHERE THOSE GAINSCOME FROM WITHNEWLY RELEASEDCOUNTY LEVELNUMBERS.THE BIGGEST REASON ISGALLATIN COUNTY -WHICH HAS GROWN 30PERCENT SINCE 2010.BUT YELLOWSTONE ISALSO ON THE RISE - ASONE OF EIGHTSCOUNTIES TO SEE ANESTIMATED 10 TO 16PERCENT JUMP IN THELAST DECADE.ECONOMIC CONSULTANTAND UNIVERSITY OFMONTANA PROFESSORDR. BRYCE WARD SAYSOIL...COAL...AGRICULTURE AND OUTDOORSCONTRIBUTED TOGROWTH INBILLINGS...AND OTHERPARTS OF EASTERNMONTANA."IT'S KIND OF A BRIDGEBETWEEN WHAT I CALLOLD STYLE MONTANAGROWTH WHICH IS KINDOF NATURAL RESOURCEINDUSTRY DEPENDENT,YOU KNOW, JOBS FIRSTPEOPLE FOLLOW ANDNEW STYLE GROWTHWHICH IS KIND OF THESTORY THAT'S MORE OFYOUR WESTERN, YOUKNOW, MONTANA, WHICHIS PEOPLE FIRST JOBSFOLLOW, BUT BILLINGSHAS A BIT OF BOTH."DR. WARD SAYS THISPOPULATION GROWTHHAS BEEN THE NORMFOR SEVERAL DECADES.HE EXPECTS THECENSUS BUREAU TORELEASE MOREACCURATE NUMBERS INTHE

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