State has 8th largest population gain in U.S., a third from overseas–Seattle Times

While this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, it points out that the estimates over the last couple of decades of the growth of the population in the Puget Sound Basin, continues, and with it the continued pressure on our resources, and pollution of our waters. Every flush, eventually ends up in the Sound, Straits, or your local watershed.

Washington had the eighth largest population increase among the states in the year between July 2011 and 2012, according to new census data. The state grew at a rate of 1.1 percent, adding nearly 74,000 new residents during that 12-month period — with more than a third of them relocating here from overseas.

Lornet Turnbull reports.

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