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Idaho Among Top 10 States For Population Growth

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Idaho is among the top 10 states for estimated population growth between 2013 and 2014, recording the strongest population gain since the recession, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Idaho’s 2014 population is up 1.3 percent from 2013. That’s higher than the national average population growth of 0.7 percent.

Census puts Idaho’s estimated population at 1,634,464 million. That’s an increase of 21,000 people.

Idaho’s net in-migration totaled more than 9,000 people. Idaho’s Labor Department says that’s the strongest net migration since 2008.

While Idaho comes in ninth for population growth among states, North Dakota topped the list with 2.2 percent growth.

  1. North Dakota, 2.2 percent growth
  2. Nevada, 1.7 percent growth
  3. Texas, 1.7 percent growth
  4. Colorado, 1.6 percent growth
  5. Washington, D.C., 1.5 percent growth
  6. Florida, 1.5 percent growth
  7. Arizona, 1.5 percent growth
  8. Utah, 1.4 percent growth
  9. Idaho, 1.3 percent growth
  10. South Carolina, 1.3 percent growth

Six states, including Illinois, New Mexico and Alaska lost population from 2013 to 2014.
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