Migration http://boisestatepublicradio.org en 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