Idaho is the fastest growing state in the country according to the latest U.S. UU. Idaho Ranks First for Fifth Consecutive Year. Utah is the fourth fastest growing state with a percentage growth of 1.45%, from 3,203,383 to 3,249,879, a growth of 46,496 people.
Unlike other fast-growing states, the high birth rate of 14.9 per 100,000 was responsible for most of the population growth in Utah rather than people migrating from other states. About 62% of Utahns are Mormons, having an average of 3.4 children compared to 2.1 children among all American adults. Idaho remains the fastest-growing state in the nation, according to new figures released this week, with Utah not far behind, as both states faced a national trend of slower population growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. While Idaho and Utah remained at the peak of growth, the numbers released this week tell different stories of how they got there.
Utah also saw most of its growth (57%) due to domestic migration, but attributed a much larger share to natural increase (41%) compared to Idaho. The numbers for Utah, Idaho and several other Western states contrast sharply with the nation as a whole. Population estimates are derived from the calculation of the number of births, deaths and migration in the United States. For the first time, international migration surpassed the natural increases stemming from births that outnumber deaths.
There was a net increase of almost 245,000 residents from international migration, but only about 148,000 new births outnumbered deaths. In more than two dozen states, especially Florida, deaths outnumbered births. Deaths surpassed births in Florida by more than 45,000 people, but the state's saving grace was an immigration gain of more than 259,000 people, the highest in the country. While the pandemic gave some people the option to work remotely, data released last month by the Census Bureau shows that there was not a large migration in the United States, yet some seized the opportunity.
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Your purchase was successful and you are already logged in. A receipt has been sent to your email. Idaho is the second fastest growing state in the country, according to U.S. Data show that the largest numerical increases occurred in and around Treasure Valley, and most near Boise.
As reported by Idaho News 6, most of the rest of the country experienced slow growth during the pandemic, but here in Idaho it was quite the opposite. Treasure Valley's so-called dormitory communities, such as Star, Middleton and Kuna, also experienced a huge population boom. The three cities added thousands of residential housing units and, combined, saw nearly 18,000 new residents. As urban areas grow, experts say many people moving to cities come from other states, but a large portion of that number are people moving from rural Idaho.
As reported by Idaho News 6, Idaho's economy has recovered faster than almost anywhere in the country. According to Idaho State Representative Rod Furniss, he stated that he is happy with the growth, but one thing he wants to preserve is the culture of Idaho. .