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Why People Really Want To Move To Idaho But Are Fleeing Its Neighbor, Wyoming


Added 12-26-17 07:30:03am EST - “Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the union. Its next-door neighbor Wyoming is shrinking. Why?” - Washingtonpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonpost.com: “Analysis | Why people really want to move to Idaho but are fleeing its neighbor, Wyoming”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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The “but one” is Wyoming. It’s dead last. 51st out of a possible 51 (our ranking is adjusted for population and includes Washington, D.C.). Wyoming lost 1.0 percent of its population in 2017 even as Idaho was gaining 2.2 percent.

On the surface, the two states appear to have much in common. They share a border, a birth month (July 1890) and even — for a few brief heady months in 1863 — membership in the “Idaho Territory.”

For clues, look at the full ranking. The Pacific Northwest and Mountain West are extremely well represented at the top of the chart...

...but Wyoming and West Virginia are stuck to the bottom. Those two, and others in the lower echelon, have something in common: resource dependence. In their case, it’s primarily coal mining.

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