Idaho State Counties
Boundary: Migration and natural change

Net migration, or the difference between how many people moved in and how many moved out, is one part of population change. The other part is natural change, or the difference between births and deaths.

From 2020 to 2022, Boundary. . .

  • Gained 474 residents through net in-migration.
  • Had a net migration rate of 3.8 percent compared to 2.6 percent for Idaho.
  • Decreased by 19 residents due to natural change.
  • Had a natural change rate of -0.2 percent compared to 0.2 percent for Idaho.

To get the most out of this indicator . . .


Ask questions:


·         How much of your county’s population change is due to people moving in or out and how much is due to the difference between the number of births and deaths?

·         Are net migration and natural change both moving in the same direction?


Look at other indicators:


·          “Population: Population” – How much is your county’s population changing year-to-year?


Dig deeper:


·         “View maps” or “Make a map” to isolate counties with especially high rates of net migration and natural change.

·         Download data for your county or state to view the total number of births and deaths.

·         Order the county-to-county migration files from the Internal Revenue Service to learn where people are moving to or from and to learn about the income levels of people moving in or out of your county.  See

·         Take a Big Picture view of your county.

·         If you have specific questions, send us an e-mail.

Note: The time period shown in this graph is April 1, 2020 through July 1, 2022.

Source: 2000-2022: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Estimates Program, (; DATE LAST UPDATED: April 12, 2023.

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