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Everything you should know when Moving to Idaho

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Moving to Idaho

If you are contemplating moving to Idaho in the near future – Idaho Movers can plan your relocation very smoothly. As one of the most reputed ID Moving Companies, we have many decades of experience in moving families and offices to Idaho.

But before an Idaho moving Company helps you with the relocation, it is always good to know a little bit more about the 20th Smartest State* in America, which is home to the longest main street (33 miles) in America, located in Island Park!

The first permanent U.S. settlement in Idaho was established by the Mormons at Franklin in 1860. Mining and lumbering have been important for years. Idaho ranks high among the states in silver, antimony, lead, cobalt, garnet, phosphate rock, vanadium, zinc, and mercury. Agriculture is a major industry: The state produces about one fourth of the nation’s potato crop, as well as wheat, apples, corn, barley, sugar beets, and hops. The 1990s however saw a remarkable growth in the high technology industries, concentrated in the metropolitan Boise area.

With Idaho’s many streams and lakes which provide opportunities for fishing, camping, and boating, tourism now outranks other industries in revenue. The nation’s largest elk herds draw hunters from all over the world, and the famed Sun Valley resort attracts thousands of visitors to its swimming, golfing, and skiing facilities.

Points of interest to note while moving to Idaho are the Craters of the Moon National Monument; Nez Percé National Historic Park, which includes many sites visited by Lewis and Clark; and the State Historical Museum in Boise. Other attractions are the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area south of Boise, Hells Canyon on the Idaho-Oregon border, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in south-central Idaho.

Here are some quick facts about Idaho:

Capital: Boise

Population: 1,429,096

Racial break-up: White: 1,177,304 (91.0%); Black: 5,456 (0.4%); American Indian: 17,645 (1.4%); Asian: 11,889 (0.9%); other race: 54,742 (4.2%); Two or more races: 25,609 (2.0%); Hispanic/Latino: 101,690 (7.9%).

Motto: Esto perpetua (It is forever)

State symbols:

Flower – syringa

Tree – white pine

Bird – mountain bluebird

Horse – Appaloosa

Gem – star garnet

Folk dance – square dance

Fish – cutthroat trout

Nickname: Gem State

Origin of name: An invented name whose meaning is unknown.

10 largest cities: Boise, Nampa, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Meridian, Coeur d’Alene, Twin Falls, Caldwell, Lewiston, Rexburg.

State forests: 881,000 ac.

State parks: 30

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* The smartest State designation is awarded on the basis of 21 factors selected from Morgan Quitno’s annual reference book, Education State Rankings, 2006-2007. Rates for each of the 21 factors were processed through a formula that measures how a state compares to the national average for a given category. The end result is that the farther below the national average a state’s education ranking is, the lower and less smart it ranks. The farther above the national average, the higher and smarter a state ranks.

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