BOISE, ID - The steady shift of Idaho’s population from rural to urban counties continued between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017. That is according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Six urban counties – Ada, Canyon, Kootenai, Bonneville, Bannock and Twin Falls – had a combined population of 1,116,173, accounting for 75% of the growth in the state’s population and 65% of overall population. The state’s total population was estimated at 1,716,943.
Nez Perce County had a 0.7% increase to 40,385.