According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released recently, Idaho’s population increased more than 1.3% during 2014.
The increase was the 9th strongest growth in the U.S. and the strongest population growth Idaho has experienced since 2008.
After rising by more than 21,000 people in 2014, Idaho’s estimated population now stands at 1.6 million.
Idaho’s low cost of living and quality of life are often mentioned as driving factors for that increased in-migration.
Idaho’s population has grown by more than 20% in the past decade.
According to IRS data, former California and Washington residents comprise the largest percentage of new Idaho residents, followed by Oregon and Utah residents.
Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and Florida are also significant sources of new Idaho Residents.