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Boise County is fastest-growing in Gem State

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Posted at 11:46 AM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 14:04:28-04

The U.S. Census Bureau report Thursday pinpointed areas of heaviest population growth in Idaho last year.

Boise County was the fastest-growing county between July 1, 2014, and July 1, of last year, whose population rose 3.4 percent over the period. Boise County was followed by Boundary County (3.1 percent), Valley County (3 percent), Camas County (2.7 percent) and Teton County (2.5 percent).

Ada County also added 7,364 people over the period, more than any other county in the state. It was followed by Canyon County, which grew by 4,527 people, Kootenai County (3,101), Bonneville County (1,563) and Twin Falls County (1,266).

Ada County is the most populous county in Idaho, of course, with 434,211 residents, followed by Canyon County and Kootenai County.

The information is based on annual population estimates for each of the nation’s counties, county equivalents, metropolitan statistical areas, and micropolitan statistical areas since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2015.