The decision to pick up your life and move to a new city is a big one.

If you’ve got a family there are so many things to consider. Will there be an opportunity for your partner to do what makes them happy in your new city? How will the kids adjust to their new schools after you’ve taken them away from the friends, teammates and teachers that they’ve known their whole lives. Even if you’re in your early 20s and just starting your postgraduate adventure, how long will it take you to make friends in your new city? 

KEEP READING: Boise Residents Are Abandoning Idaho For These 15 Appealing Cities

We’re sure that some people have researched Idaho and its biggest cities like Boise and its surroundings in the communities in the Treasure Valley, Idaho Falls, Coeur d’Alene and Twin Falls before picking the Gem State as their new home. Others may have just jumped on the bag wagon and moved here sight unseen. At any rate, according to the most recent data available from the United States Census Bureau, more than 87,000 people made that choice in 2022. 

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The question is, where did they come from? We’ll save you from rolling your eyes. Yes, about 31% of those new neighbors did come to us from California but there are still 60,000 other new residents that had to come from somewhere. 

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The folks at Stacker took a deep dive into the State to State Migration shared by the Census Bureau to answer that question. Here’s a look at the Top 25 states that people left in favor of our Idahome.

LOOK: States Sending the Most People to Idaho

Stacker compiled a list of states where the most people are moving to Idaho using data from the Census Bureau.

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KEEP READING: Boise Residents Are Abandoning the Treasure Valley for These 15 Appealing Cities

In 2022, Stacker put together a list of metros people from Boise were moving to based on information collected from the U.S. Census Bureau. Their information was from the "Metro Area-to-Metro Area Migration" data set from 2015-2019. A newer set for the years 2016-2020 is now available, so re-ranked the list and updated the information about the following cities using the most current data available from each of our sources.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

Take a Look at the 15 California Cities Sending the Most People to Boise in 2024

Our sources include Neighborhood Scout, which uses FBI crime data or their safety rankings, the American Census Bureau,, which allows current and former residents to grade their state/city/town and Crime Index means the city is safer than (X)% of cities in America. Home prices reflect the current availability in February 2024.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart



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