Migration map

The top states from where people are moving to Ada County, according the Census Bureau.

The word on the street is that Boise is being inundated with Californians. Census data tells a different story, writes Idaho Press reporter Margaret Carmel. According to population data, the majority of people moving into Ada County between 2013 and 2017 came not from the Golden State, but from other counties within Idaho, notably Canyon County. During these four years, an estimated 3,820 residents moved from Canyon County alone, which borders Ada County to the west, and 9,260 total came from all over Idaho.

In the same time period, only 5,593 came to Ada from California statewide. California does, however, top all other states for its residents' migration to Ada County.

You can read Carmel's full story here at idahopress.com (subscription required), or pick up today's edition of the Idaho Press; it's on the front page.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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