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Eye On Boise

One-fourth of Idaho’s cities lost population

A quarter of Idaho's 200 cities lost population from July 1, 2008 to July 1, 2009, according to the Idaho Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau. That's higher than the previous year, but still well below the number of Idaho cities that lost population following the last big recession in 2001. Statewide, Idaho's population grew 1.2 percent during the year in question to 1,545,801; rural areas gained slightly while cities lost residents. You can read a full report here from the Idaho Department of Labor, including population figures for each of the 200 Idaho cities.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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