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.
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.
Two states, Maine and West Virginia, saw population declines from 2012 to 2013.
Here’s how Idaho’s neighbors compare in total population for 2013: