The downward trend in the summer began to reverse itself as people went back indoors, and health authorities feared the impact of holiday travel and gatherings later in the fall.
The hospitality industry has taken a huge hit during the pandemic. How about the short-term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO? They might be considered a less risky alternative to large hotels, and lower overhead would allow them to hang in through the rough times.
Apartment rents have continued their freefall across most of the Seattle area. But even with high vacancies, a lot of apartments are in the pipeline. In 2019, over 14,000 new apartments were permitted in King County.
Just as overall population growth is unevenly distributed around the region, so is growth in school enrollments. And the two are not as closely related as you might think.
No state has grown faster than Idaho in the past five years. The primary source of growth: a big one-way pipeline from California to Idaho.