Migration http://boisestatepublicradio.org en #WhyIStay: Show Us Why You Live In Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/whyistay-show-us-why-you-live-idaho <p></p><p>A recent Gallup survey found that 17 percent of Idahoans have <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/poll-finds-nearly-20-percent-idahoans-plan-leave-state">made plans to leave the state</a> within a year. Those planning to leave told Gallup it was primarily for work, family, and school-related reasons.</p><p>If given the option, 29 percent of Idahoans say they'd leave while 69 percent told Gallup they'd prefer to stay. So, we want to know why you've decided to live in Idaho.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 17:34:14 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 44953 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org #WhyIStay: Show Us Why You Live In Idaho Poll Finds Nearly 20 Percent Of Idahoans Plan To Leave The State http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/poll-finds-nearly-20-percent-idahoans-plan-leave-state <p></p><p>A new Gallup poll reveals a high rate of Idahoans are planning to leave the state. The poll measures <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/168770/half-illinois-connecticut-move-elsewhere.aspx" target="_blank">how many people would prefer to be in a different state</a>, given the chance.</p><p>Overall, the Northwest has a pretty loyal crowd. Oregonians, in particular, are quite happy where they are.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:58:46 +0000 Jessica Robinson 44483 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Poll Finds Nearly 20 Percent Of Idahoans Plan To Leave The State Idaho’s Population Shift To Urban Areas Slows http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-s-population-shift-urban-areas-slows <p></p><p>The shift of Idaho's population from rural counties to urban areas slowed last year.</p><p>Estimates released by the Census Bureau on Thursday showed the 33 rural counties saw their combined population increase for the first time in three years.</p><p>The population of the rural counties rose two-tenths of a percent from mid-2012 to mid-2013, or about 1,200 people.</p><p>The population of the 11 urban counties increased 1.5 percent.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:21:55 +0000 Associated Press 42526 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho’s Population Shift To Urban Areas Slows Idaho's Population Grew Slightly In 2013, Now Tops 1.6 Million http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idahos-population-grew-slightly-2013-now-tops-16-million <p>For the first time, Idaho’s population has topped 1.6 million. The latest U.S. Census Bureau estimate shows Idaho gained 16,500 people in 2013 for a grand total of 1,612,136.</p><p>That’s slightly more than 1 percent growth from 2012. The fastest growing state, at more than 3 percent, was North Dakota. That's thanks to its recent oil and gas boom.</p><p>Two states, Maine and West Virginia, saw population declines from 2012 to 2013.</p><p>Here’s how Idaho’s neighbors compare in total population for 2013:</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:05:49 +0000 Adam Cotterell 37832 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho's Population Grew Slightly In 2013, Now Tops 1.6 Million More Young Idahoans Graduate From College, But Not Enough Of Them http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/more-young-idahoans-graduate-college-not-enough-them <p>Idaho’s State Board of Education wants 60 percent of Idahoans 25-to-34-years-old to have a post-secondary degree or certificate by 2020.&nbsp; A <a href="http://www.econw.com/media/news_files/Issue_Brief_-_Demographic_Changes_and_IBEs_Educational_Goal_for_2020_-_10-22-13.pdf" target="_blank">study released</a> this week finds the state may be closer than people suspected to reaching that goal.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:30:27 +0000 Adam Cotterell 34344 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org More Young Idahoans Graduate From College, But Not Enough Of Them Teachers Among Top 5 Groups Leaving Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/teachers-among-top-5-groups-leaving-idaho <p>More teachers are leaving Idaho than people in other professions. That’s according to a report released earlier this month by the Idaho Department of Labor.</p><p>Of <a href="https://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/maps/drivers-license-data-offers-clues-about-where-idahoans-are-moving/" target="_blank">people who left Idaho</a> between 2008 and 2011, 3 percent where K-12 teachers and 4 percent were college or university instructors. Both are among the top five groups of professionals leaving the state, with K-12 teachers at number four and college instructors number three.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 03:39:06 +0000 Adam Cotterell 24735 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Teachers Among Top 5 Groups Leaving Idaho Driver’s License Data Offers Clues About Where Idahoans Are Moving http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/driver-s-license-data-offers-clues-about-where-idahoans-are-moving <p>Driver’s license data show more people moved to Idaho <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/maps/drivers-license-data-offers-real-time-clues-about-who-is-moving-to-idaho/" target="_blank" title="Driver’s License Data Offers Real-Time Clues About Who Is Moving To Idaho">than left the state</a> in 2012. But that data finds at least 29,253 Idahoans did move to another state last year.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:44:09 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 23853 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Driver’s License Data Offers Clues About Where Idahoans Are Moving Driver’s License Data Offers Real-Time Clues About Who Is Moving To Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/driver-s-license-data-offers-real-time-clues-about-who-moving-idaho <p>Idaho is no stranger to population growth. The number of people in the Gem State has steadily grown from about 710,000 people in 1972 to 1.59 million in 2012. That’s a 124 percent increase.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:27:40 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 23792 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Driver’s License Data Offers Real-Time Clues About Who Is Moving To Idaho Mapping Migration: Where Idahoans Go http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/mapping-migration-where-idahoans-go <p>As <em>StateImpact Idaho</em> <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/maps/mapping-migration-who-moves-to-idaho/" target="_blank" title="Mapping Migration: Who Moves To&nbsp;Idaho">reported this week</a>, Idaho&rsquo;s population has grown more than 20 percent in the last decade.&nbsp; But just as new people move to the state, some Idahoans are moving out.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 18:31:30 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 6384 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Mapping Migration: Where Idahoans Go Mapping Migration: Who Moves To Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/mapping-migration-who-moves-idaho <p>Chances are you&rsquo;re more likely to meet a Floridian than a North Dakotan in Idaho. From 2009 to 2010, Idaho&rsquo;s seen more than 1,000 people come from the Sunshine State.</p><p>In the last decade, Idaho&rsquo;s population has grown by more than 20 percent.&nbsp; U.S. Census Bureau data show nearly 275,000 people moved to the Gem State from 2000 to 2010.&nbsp; Idaho&rsquo;s rate of growth outpaced the national average which saw its population go up by about 10 percent in the last decade.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 20:42:01 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 6324 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Mapping Migration: Who Moves To Idaho Even In Down Economy, Northwest Draws New Residents http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/even-down-economy-northwest-draws-new-residents <p>The Northwest has long been a draw for people moving here from other parts of the United States. That continues to be a key driver of the region&rsquo;s economy. Despite high unemployment rates, Oregon and Washington still lure folks from the Midwest and elsewhere. And they bring in new money and job skills.</p><p>Ted Layman&nbsp;lives in Oregon. He almost didn&#39;t end up there, though. He almost moved to Chicago.</p><p>&quot;Great place to visit and enjoy,&quot; Layman says. &quot;But the noise, the congestion of people &hellip;&quot;</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:14:54 +0000 Chris Lehman 4084 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Even In Down Economy, Northwest Draws New Residents