2022 population estimates place Idaho second in the nation for percent growth

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The U.S. Census Bureau estimated Idaho’s July 2022 population at over 1,940,000, an increase of 1.8% from July 2021.

Idaho grew about four times faster than the national growth rate of 0.4%.

The new Census estimate shows Idaho’s population growth is slowing down to 2016 levels, falling below its five-year average growth rate of 2.3%. For the first time in five years, the state was not in the top spot for new residents.

Florida outpaced all 50 states and the District of Columbia adding 416,754 new residents, up 1.9%.

Immigrants from other countries accounted for only 5% of Idaho’s population growth at fewer than 2,000 people.