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Boundary County by the numbers
March 23, 2018
The latest information just released help paint a picture of Boundary County population, growth, and even the number of new babies. The latest Boundary County employment data is also included:

Population Data
According to data released yesterday by the U.S. Census bureau, Boundary County's estimated population for 2017 is 11,922 people. This ranks Boundary County close to the middle of the pack at #25 in population of Idaho's 44 counties.

When it comes to how fast our population is growing, however, Boundary County runs more toward the top of the list in Idaho in terms of percent increase. For example, taking into account births, deaths, move-ins, and move-outs, Boundary County's total population had a net increase of 272 people from July 2016-July 2017. This is a net increase of 2.30 percent, which is the 14th highest of all Idaho counties.

Looking at how new people moving in affect county growth, Boundary County had a net increase of 237 in the move-ins / move-outs category. This 237 net in-migration is 2.00 percent of our total population, which ranks at #8 among all Idaho counties for net in-migration (measured July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).

And just for some fun information, 161 newly-born babies were added to our Boundary County population (between July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).

Employment Data
Boundary County has a labor force of 5,214 people, according to statistics released today by the Idaho Department of Labor (which are preliminary data for the month of February 2018). The Department of Labor defines "labor force" as all people 16 years of age and older working or looking for work.

The data show that 249 people of our total Boundary County labor force are unemployed, making Boundary County's unemployment rate 4.8 percent. These are seasonally-adjusted numbers.

For comparison, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for the State of Idaho is 3.0 percent, and is 4.1 percent for the United States.
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