Study: School-Age Population in Treasure Valley has Risen 40 Percent Since 2000

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From Idaho Business Review | By Benton Smith

A new study that focuses on K-12 students says the school-age population in the Treasure Valley has increased by nearly 40 percent since 2000.

The study, commissioned by a new nonprofit organization called Bluum, said the school-age population in the state at large has increased by nearly 13 percent since 2000. Enrollment in the Treasure Valley grew much more rapidly, by 12,000 students between 2010 and 2015.

It’s expected to grow by another 3,400 by 2019. About 65 percent of those students will be minorities, said ECONorthwest, the Boise research company that carried out the study for Bluum.

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