The Greater Treasure Valley is about to surpass a milestone that has longtime native Idahoans rolling their eyes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau combined with data put together by BoiseDev, the Greater Treasure Valey experienced massive growth that now puts the population around 100,000 people away from a population of 1,000,000... that's right, folks... 1 million.

Are we having mixed feelings about this... or are we "sure"?

There's no doubt that longtime residents are absolutely fed up with the amount of growth taking place in the Treasure Valley.

We hear about it all the time and it's not uncommon to hear locals wish everyone would "go back to where they came from." But, whether we want to accept it or not, the Treasure Valley is growing and will continue to long after we're all gone.

With news of Treasure Valley hovering around 900,000 in population, people are sharing their honest feelings about the soon-to-be "million milestone" on Reddit:

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by u/beavedaniels from discussion U.S. Census: Greater Treasure Valley nears 900,000 residents
in Boise

 

It would be nice, right? Others offered their solution...    

Comment by u/mcsb14 from discussion U.S. Census: Greater Treasure Valley nears 900,000 residents in Boise

Is density the best thing? Probably not but if it's necessary to hold onto what we love, why not?

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by u/beavedaniels from discussion U.S. Census: Greater Treasure Valley nears 900,000 residents
in Boise

 

A "hellscape"? That's a bit harsh but people are entitled to their opinions!

How are you feeling about the inevitable milestone that is one million in population? Does it change the way you feel about the Treasure Valley and its newcomers? Let me know your thoughts here!

Now, let's take a look at the astounding growth of Boise over the years... what can we say? People love it here!

Boise's Growth Over The Years Is Truly Impressive

Believe it or not, there was a time that Boise was a hidden gem and since then, the population has skyrocketed. Who knows how big Boise will get?

With all of the growth taking place, do you think we're on the way to fulfilling any of these predictions for Boise in 50 years?

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We can't talk about population and growth without talking about Idaho's change in the minimum wage over the years...

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