Commuters rely on public transit in growing numbers as the Portland metro area’s population continues to climb. While the regional government Metro and other local jurisdictions now expect another 400,000 people to move here in the next 20 years, they don’t have any forecasts on what that means specifically for communities of color already impacted by gentrification, low employment and other factors.
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Impacts on race not studied in population forecast
Portland, you’re growing. Metro’s latest projections see the region swelling to about 3 million people in the next 20 years, an increase of around 400,000 people. For communities of color already impacted by gentrification, low employment and other factors, what does that mean for the future?