February 23, 2011
Jessica Yamashita reads to her daughters, from left, Madelyn, 6, Julia, 8, and Lillian, 4, on Wednesday at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Jessica Yamashita moved to Steamboat from California in May with her husband Brent. The city’s population grew from 9,815 in 2000 to 12,088 in 2010, according to figures released Wednesday.
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Routt County’s population growth from 2000 to 2010 slightly outpaced statewide growth rates and was focused in Steamboat Springs, moderate in Hayden and minor in Oak Creek.