Stop blaming Californians for your unhappiness in Idaho.

Yes, Idaho has for the last five years led the country in population growth. With an estimated 1.9 million people in Idaho, it shows no signs of slowing down. Don't worry people moving here don't want to change the political climate here in Idaho.

According to people are moving here because of the employment opportunities, and THE POLITICAL CLIMATE. 

"Political climate was one of the top reasons newbies gave for choosing The Gem State. As one of the most Republican states, the electorate hasn’t supported a Democratic President since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964".

Why are people moving to Idaho? Scroll to see where they're moving from and moving to. 

  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. 31 Idaho Companies are on the Inc. Magazine list of 5,000 fastest growing businesses this year.  If you ask me seems like a great reason to move, especially if you have a family to take care of and the door is open for a great opportunity.
  • Political Climate. California, Washington, and Oregon have the most residents moving to Idaho. You've seen the chaos in those states, if you could move to a state that had the same political views as you, would you move too?
  • The beautiful wide open spaces! With more people able to work remotely, tired of the big cities, and enjoying a slower pace of life, Idaho just happens to have all that. It's gorgeous here and I haven't seen nearly as much as I would like to.


According to "In 2020 Idaho was the #3 state for highest inflow. Now in 2022, the state has fallen to the #20 spot for inflow" and if you think they're just moving to Boise and the Treasure Valley, you're wrong "The cities with positive move ratios are #1 Coeur d'Alene (223 to 100), #2 Eagle (176 to 100), and #3 Twin Falls (136 to 100)." Yes, two out of the three are in the Treasure Valley, but Coeur d'Alene is still #1.

So, instead of assuming that everyone moving here wants to change your ways grab some coffee, grab a beer, or have a bbq, because I guarantee that you'll end up having a lot more in common than you think.

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