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Whatcom County population rises after pandemic decline

College counties bounce back in 2022 census estimates

A tour group walks through Western Washington University with cherry blossom trees blooming next to the crowd.
A tour group walks through Western Washington University. The U.S. Census Bureau found Whatcom County to have recovered from its population dip in 2021, likely due to pandemic impacts on colleges winding down. (Finn Wendt/Cascadia Daily News)
Frank Catalano
By Frank Catalano CDN Business Contributor
Whitman rules. New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau find that Whatcom and Skagit counties are a
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