I moved here 14 years ago with one pretty simple message that was sold to me, Boise's growth is exploding. Things changed as we fell into a recession, but Idaho bounced back.

We have seen nothing but growth as we heading into Spring and it's even become a punchline when asking someone where they are from. There is nothing funnier than watching someone jump around that topic with a bunch of, "I totally not a bad person, promise!" Well, numbers are out and Ada County and Canyon County continue to skyrocket.

Needless to say, Idaho is still a hotspot for people looking for a place to live and it doesn't look like there's any end in sight. KTVB just posted that coaches at Boise State University were staying in "frat houses" until they could find housing.

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Ada County has seen a 10-year growth of approximately 175,870 people. That's when you add the growth of Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian, and Star. That's a lot of people migrating to a very special community and we know why. It's just a great place to raise your family in one of the evenest climates.

Canyon County grew by 53,530 people to increase Caldwell, Nampa, Parma, Wilder, Notus, Melba, Greenleaf, and Middleton.

Boise has grown by 34,919 while Meridian continues to jump by 51,380. Every city in Ada and Canyon County is steadily growing and business is just trying to keep up. BoiseDev has a specialized project mapper that digs deep on Idaho growth business by business. It's hard to keep up as people continue to move into the area. This means more businesses to facilitate the growth like grocery stores, gas stations and banks. You won't recognize Meridian or Boise in 10 years and that includes Nampa.

It's an exciting time to be living in the Treasure Valley. I wouldn't ask a lifelong Idahoan their opinion because it might not be met with smiles. The word is out. This is where you want to raise your family and enjoy the great outdoors Idaho has to offer.

Prepare yourself.

You can read more about the population estimates including cool numbers from 1990 to 2021. All this information comes from COMPASS Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho.



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