Moving to Idaho

Written by Alyssa Howard,

Idaho is home to one of North America's oldest ski resorts, Sun Valley, where the world's first chairlift was installed. So, it's self-evident that snow sports are popular here. During the warmer months, whitewater rafting and kayaking are major pastimes. Hell's Canyon and the Salmon River boast some of North America's finest whitewater. The state motto is “Esto Perpetua,” Latin for "Let it be forever." The combination of Idaho's natural and synthetic amenities will make you understand why it is such an appealing place.

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Idaho Compared to USA Averages
USA Idaho
Population: 311,591,917 1,275,194
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 59.3%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 89.8%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 29.4%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.92
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 211.8
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 24.5
Average Home Price: $188,400 $537,400
Median Household Income: $51,914 $41,021
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 9.6%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 20/40/10

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About Idaho
State Capital: Boise
Top 5 Cities: Boise
Idaho Falls
Major Newspapers: Idaho Statesman (Boise)
Idaho State Journal (Pocatello)
Post Register (Idaho Falls)
Major Sports Teams: None

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