Current Events

Current Events

Idaho is currently the fastest growing state in America

Idaho has recently been named America's fastest growing state with a population of 1.717 million, and Boise has recently been named the fastest growing city in America with a population of 223, 154.

So that means that if you're currently living in Boise then you're living in the fastest growing place in America right now.  

According to abcnews.com, ¨Over the past year, Idaho became the fastest-growing state in the U.S., according to national and state population estimates that were released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Derek Santos, economist for Idaho's Division of Financial Management, attributes this population growth to economic growth in the gem state. "Nearly two-thirds of the 2017 population growth was due to domestic net migration. This showing reflects the draw of Idaho's strong economy and low cost of living," Santos told ABC News. The northwest state, with an estimated population of over 1.7 million people, had a 2.2 percent jump in population from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017”.

These statistics indicate that Idaho is growing rapidly and becoming more less known for our potatoes and more of a state known for its big cities and nature.

With Boise growing larger, it will become more expensive, eventually to point of people not being able to live in it. So, as a result, more people will move to Kuna, causing Kuna to become a big city as well.