The state of Idaho with an area of 83,570 square miles is ranked on the 14th position. With a population of 1,634,454 as it was estimated at 2014, Idaho is ranked on the 39th position. It is the 7th least densely populated state of the 50 states. Idaho’s nickname is “Gem State”. Some of the most famous landmarks of the state are: “Idaho Potato Museum”, “Bald mountain” and “American Falls Dam”.
The first university in the state is the “University of Idaho”, which was founded in 1889. Idaho has three regional community colleges: “North Idaho College”, “College of Southern Idaho” and “College of Western Idaho”.
Gross state product of Idaho in 2012 was estimated for $58.2 billion, and per capita income was $36,472. A very important sector in the state is agriculture, which produces one third of the potatoes grown in the United States. Other important industries are lumber and wood product, food processing, machinery, chemical products, paper products, electronic manufacturing, tourism, silver and other mining. Also, the outdoor recreation is developed by numerous of snowmobile and downhill ski areas during the winter. More than 80% of the total energy in Idaho is imported from other states.
Nowadays, science and technology sector represent the largest industry in the state of Idaho. The state is the 2nd most small-business friendly state. Its personal income tax is from 1.6% to 7.8%. The state’s sales tax is 6% and it’s included in the food and in other accommodations such as hotels, motels, but with a tax in larger numbers.