Census: Idaho gained 80,000 residents in 2018, the majority from California

The latest state-to-state migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Idaho added nearly 80,000 residents in 2018.

The people who moved to the Gem State last year helped the state’s population grow to more than 1.73 million. Idaho’s largest gain came from California, with its 21,000 transplants accounting for more than 26 percent of Idaho’s population gain.

Washington was second with 15,000 migrating residents, or just under 19 percent of Idaho’s influx. Utah, Oregon, and Texas contributed the next highest numbers of new Gem State residents.  (U.S. Census Bureau)