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Moving to Idaho


About Idaho - Idaho is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the idahoUnited States. Lying east of Washington and Oregon, Idaho is a big state. Idaho covers two times zones, runs from Canada to Nevada and encompasses the western side of the continental divide of the Rocky Mountains. Rivers, mountains and farmland dominate the state’s landscape. Today’s Idaho is both cosmopolitan and yet small-town friendly. Boise, the capital and largest city, developed near Fort Boise along the Oregon Trail and has grown to a population of 190,000. Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism are Idaho's major industries.

Living in Idaho

People of Idaho - Idaho has an estimated population of 1,429,096, which is an increase of 33,956, or 2.4%, from the prior year and an increase of 135,140, or 10.4%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 58,884 people (that is 111,131 births minus 52,247 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 75,795 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 14,522 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 61,273 people.

This makes Idaho the sixth fastest-growing state after Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and Utah.

Nampa, the state's second largest city, has experienced particularly strong growth in recent years. According to census estimates Nampa has grown to nearly 65,000 residents. Growth of 5% or more over the same period has also been observed in Caldwell, Coeur d'Alene, Meridian and Twin Falls . Since 1990, Idaho's population has increased 386,000 (38%).

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