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COUNTIES' POPULATION UP 50 EACH
Union County's population grew by only 50 people over the past year, while La Grande's total inched up by 30.
The population figures were released earlier this week by Portland State University's population center.
Wallowa County, with a population of 7,150, also grew by 50 people this year, with Enterprise showing the greatest increase at 30.
The increase brought the Union County population to 24,600, while La Grande's new figure is 12,450.
Other Union County cities and their growth:
Cove increased by 30 to 620;
Elgin declined by 30 to 1,630;
Imbler grew by 10 to 290;
Island City and North Powder held steady, at 920 and 490;
Union lost 40 people to 1,920;
Wallowa County's cities and their growth:
Enterprise grew by 30 to 1,920;
Joseph increased by 10 to 1,070;
Lostine lost 10 people to 250
Wallowa had no change at 870.