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Canyon County growth one of the strongest in the nation

 New Census Bureau figures show slightly more of the people coming from other states and nations settled in rural counties than in preceding years. Canyon County has been reckognized for having a growth which was higher than neighboring Ada County, the home of Boise.

Based on county population estimates for July 1, 2007, just over 80 percent of the 35,500 increase in statewide population from mid-2006 occurred in the six counties with populations over 70,000. That compared to 84 percent of the growth between mid-2005 and mid-2006 and 85 percent from mid-2004 to mid-2005.

Those large counties - Ada, Bannock, Bonneville, Canyon, Kootenai and Twin Falls - accounted for 28,500 of the additional population, and only Bonneville County had a higher growth rate in 2007 than in 2006. Only Bannock County had a lower growth rate than the statewide average of 2.4 percent.

Statewide, the 2.4 percent population growth ranked fourth nationally. Over 55 percent of the growth was the result of people moving from other states or countries, this represented the ninth highest percentage among all the states.

Idaho's most populated counties rose 3.1 percent last year compared to 3.6 percent in the July 2006 estimates while the rural population was up 1.3 percent compared to 1.1 percent a year earlier.

Canyon and Jefferson counties were among the fastest growing counties with over 10,000 population in the United States. Canyon County, which has benefited from living costs lower than neighboring Ada County, recorded a 4.5 percent population increase to rank 46th nationally, and Jefferson County, which is absorbing new growth around Idaho Falls, was up 4.3 percent to rank 57th. Canyon County posted a 4.9 percent increase in mid-2006 while Jefferson was up just 3 percent. The complete report is available at Census Report on fastest growing counties

Recent real estate sales data through February, 2008 showed Caldwell having the highest percentage of new home sales in the Treasure Valley and out performed neighboring cities in Ada County.

Posted By: George Tallabas - Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker 
with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate.

Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 2 commentsGeorge Tallabas • March 22 2008 06:19PM

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Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) about 11 years ago
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Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 11 years ago

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