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Twin Falls County Listed Among Idaho Communities with Most Growth

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Twin Falls is one of the counties in Idaho that has seen marked growth since 2015.

According to the Idaho Department of Labor, which uses estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, six urban counties, including Twin Falls, accounted for 77 percent of the growth in the state’s population and 65 percent of overall population.

The other counties are Ada, Canyon, Kootenai, Bonneville and Bannock.

“The states population from smaller to larger counties continued between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016, according to estimates released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau,” reads the news release from the Labor Department. “Overall, Idaho’s population grew 1.8 percent to 1,683,140.

Net migration – the difference between the number of people moving in and out of an area – accounted for 1.1 percent of the total population. More people moved into 33 counties than moved out, adding 19,678 people. Eleven counties experienced a decrease in net migration – more people left the county than moved in for an overall gain of nearly 19,000 people.

In the region, Camas County had the smallest number of births, numbering six, and Clark County had the fewest deaths at two. Camas County gained three people and Clark County gained nine.

To view the full report, including a list of population numbers by county, visit this labor department webpage.

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