Boise Grows by Nearly 4,000 Residents


Population in Idaho's largest cities continues to outpace smaller communities three-to-one, according to new census figures. The Gem State's 10 largest cities grew at a rate of 1.4 percent in 2011, outpacing the statewide average of 0.9 percent and a 0.48 percent growth rate for 190 small communities.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that the tiny community of Huetter, on the outskirts of Coeur d'Alene, had the highest population growth last year. It grew by 2 percent. But a close examination reveals that the town only grew by two people.

Boise, Garden City, Meridian and Star all grew by 1.9 percent in 2011. Boise's population expanded by 3,893 people.

Idaho's estimated population was 1,584,985 in 2011.