No state has grown faster than Idaho in the past five years. The primary source of growth: a big one-way pipeline from California to Idaho.
Statewide, driver’s license trade ins were down 38 percent from last year. By later in the year, though, migration activity was picking up.
The first of the Baby Boomers turn 75 years old this year. As they have done with every stage of their lives, the Boomers will have an impact on economic geography as they enter the 75-plus age group.
It is quite possible that young people who want to start families are leaving the Seattle area in substantial numbers, but the implications are not really clear. Do we have a normal underlying, stable demographic with this churning of young adults layered on top?
Will 2019 prove to be the high water mark for the dense urban living envisioned by the GMA? Or will the slow, but unmistakable trends of the past decade reassert themselves once the pandemic passes?