U.S. Census: Moscow averaged 1% annual growth in past decade

UntitledImageCity’s population is 26,128 according to official 2020 count

But where are all the children? 

Moscow’s population grew 1 percent from 2019 to 2020 and it increased 9.8 percent from 2010 to 2020 according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimates.

The Idaho Department of Labor unveiled the estimates in a news release Friday.

Moscow’s estimated 2020 population is 26,128 — a 258-person increase from the 2019 estimate and a 2,328 spike from the 2010 census.
Latah County’s growth was almost the same as Moscow’s. The county’s population grew 1.1 percent from 2019 to 2020, and it increased 9.6 percent from 2010 to 2020.

Latah County’s estimated 2020 population is 40,830 — a 458-person increase from the 2019 estimate and a 3,586 spike from the 2010 census.

The IDL news release indicated Idaho had the fastest growing state population in the nation — up 2.1 percent — between 2019 and 2020, with much of the growth occurring in Idaho’s urban areas.

Nationwide, eight of the top 200 fastest-growing cities with 10,000 or more people are in Idaho.