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CdA Area 29th Fastest-Growing Metro

Item: It keeps growing and growing: County’s population increases 2.8 percent, retirees among reasons/Brian Walker, Coeur d’Alene Press

More Info: Kootenai County’s population rose to 134,442 in 2007, according to figures released on Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s an increase of 3,722 (2.8 percent) from 2006, making the county the 29th-fastest growing metropolitan area in the country out of 363.

Related: Boise-Nampa 13th fastest-growing metro area/Idaho Press-Tribune

Question: Has Kootenai County (or your Inland Northwest town or metro area) gotten too big for you, populationwise?

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