Why people really want to move to Idaho but are fleeing its neighbor, Wyoming

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Why people really want to move to Idaho but are fleeing its neighbor, Wyoming

Post by oneopinion » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:20 am

Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the union.

Half of its neighbors are in the top five. All but one are in the top 13.

The “but one” is Wyoming. It’s dead last. 51st out of a possible 51 (our ranking is adjusted for population and includes Washington, D.C.). Wyoming lost 1.0 percent of its population in 2017 even as Idaho was gaining 2.2 percent.


On the surface, the two states appear to have much in common. They share a border, a birth month (July 1890) and even — for a few brief heady months in 1863 — membership in the “Idaho Territory.”

So why are so many people leaving Wyoming while Idaho booms?

For clues, look at the full ranking. The Pacific Northwest and Mountain West are extremely well represented at the top of the chart...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/won ... cb4e453a31

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