Most of this year the locals in Idaho have been marvelling at all the out of state licence plates they are seeing on the rural roads of Idaho. We have to consider ourselves very lucky to be far removed from the vast majority of Chaos happening in todays world. The beauty of the lush green land, abundant wildlife, friendly people, water rich in lakes, streams, rivers and creeks is hard to beat. Forbes just confirmed our finds announcing Idaho was the #1 state that people are moving to.
A new study by Atlas Van Lines that tracked migration patterns throughout the country in 2019 found more Americans are moving to Idaho than any other state. The Gem State continued a pattern of drawing new residents, ranking as the survey’s inbound leader for the second time since 2017. On the other hand, more people are looking to escape from New York, the nation’s outbound move leader last year, a designation the Empire State also held in 2014.
#1 Idaho Inbound Growth: 62.3%
Job Growth: 3%
(year: 2018) Projected Annual Job Growth: 1%
Median Household Income: $53,653
Median Home Price: $283,000
Mean Temperature: 43
Net Migration: 26,000 (year: 2018)
Idaho broke into the top ten on the Best States rankings for the first time in over a decade this year thanks to strong growth prospects. Moody’s expects its $81 billion economy to grow an average of 3.5% for the next five years, more than any other state. Major industries include food processing, lumber/wood products, chemicals, paper, mining and tourism. The state produces nearly one-third of the potatoes grown in the U.S. One of the biggest sectors is science and technology led by semiconductor maker Micron Technology.
If you decided to take up roots and move to a new place, where would that be?