An interesting take on state-to-state migration from The New York Times illustrates what many Idahoans already knew: a lot of California natives now live in Idaho.
The Times created a data visualization of migration to each state going back to 1900. It's no surprise that at the turn of the 20th century, most people moving to Idaho were immigrants from outside of the U.S., the northeast and the midwest.
Rural Idaho counties are becoming, well, rural-er.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show populations continue to decline in rural parts of the state.
Census numbers released this week look at population movement between 2010 and 2011. According to the Idaho Department of Labor’s analysis, more counties lost population over that year than at any other time since the 1980s. Continue reading...