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Idaho Leads U.S. As Fastest Growing State, Census Bureau Reports

The population of Idaho increased by 2.2 percent, making it the fastest growing state in the U.S. Three other western states were just behind it: Nevada, Utah and Washington.

Following in the footsteps of the Oregon Trail fur traders, Americans are again flocking to the West in great numbers, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. But of course, this time they aren't making the journey in covered wagons.

Idaho saw its population jump by 2.2 percent from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, as the fastest

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