Growth within Ada County
Everyone in this region of Idaho is talking about growth these days. It is a topic of conversation at schools, churches, businesses, neighborhoods and gatherings of all kinds, and for good reason.
Ada County has grown 24% in the last ten years, from a population of 392,362 in 2010 to more than 487,000 in 2019 (Historic map with population). Unprecedented growth is changing the landscape of the county and affecting all aspects of life. Some changes are good, and some are disruptive and challenging.
People move to Ada County because of its quality of life. One half of Ada County is open space. Approximately 8000 acres of the county are recreational space. This makes Ada County a favored place for people to move, along with a safe environment to raise a family, and a variety of options regarding housing choices. While no one can stem the flow of families and individuals who move to our area we can make sure we manage growth in a cooperative, fiscally responsible, and effective way while preserving our quality of life.