Survey Says Twin Falls is Third Fastest Growing Place in Idaho
Are you surprised? U-Haul is a metric for Idaho growth. There are also other measurements, but the number of moving vans coming to Idaho gives an indication Twin Falls is bursting at the seams. Figures compiled by U-Haul show Idaho is the ninth most popular destination for its trucks. Along with the state, Twin Falls is the third most popular destination. Moscow is first and Coeur d’Alene is second. You can find the breakdown at this link supplied by the Coeur d’Alene Press.
Numbers from other moving companies may shift the order of states and cities, but all show tremendous growth in Idaho and the Magic Valley.
Growth is in Plain Sight
The Census Bureau listed Idaho as the second fastest-growing state over the last decade by percentage. In the latter part of the decade, Idaho moved to number one and stayed there last year. The number of people who moved here last year could fill a second Twin Falls plus more if they had all come here.
This week a writer at the Wall Street Journal mentioned the growth of Idaho. While many people leaving high-tax coastal and Great Lakes states are heading south, Idaho stands out because we don’t have sunny beaches year-round. People come here for perceived quality of life and the variety of geography.
Last year we Added a Second Twin Falls
Another tidbit about growth. Had people who came here in 2021 instead arrived the year before, Idaho would be getting a third seat this year in the United States House of Representatives. Currently, we have only two seats and a third or more is now at least a decade away.