Idaho’s major industries include food processing, lumber/wood products, chemicals, paper, mining and tourism. The state produces nearly one-third of the potatoes grown in the U.S. One of the biggest sectors is science and technology led by semiconductor maker Micron Technology. Other companies with a major tech presence in Idaho include Oracle, Hewlett-Packard and ON Semiconductor. Idaho’s energy costs are fourth lowest in the U.S. at 20% below the national average.


  • Net Migration (2017): 17,400
  • Population: 1,716,900
  • Median Household Income: $54,524
  • Job Growth (2018): 3.1%

Article courtesy Forbes.