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The population of Idaho went from 1,299,551 to 1,595,728 from 2000 to 2012 for a total growth of 296,177. The population of the United States for that same time period went from 282,171,957 to 313,914,040 for a total population growth of 31,742,083. Idaho had a total percentage growth for those 12 years of 22.8 percent which was faster than the overall United States total percentage growth which was 11.2 over those same years. The trends of growth for both the United States and Idaho can be seen on the logarithmic graph below.
Population of Idaho and the United States Annually from 2000 to 2012
Territory
7/1/2012
7/1/2011
7/1/2010
7/1/2009
7/1/2008
7/1/2007
7/1/2006
7/1/2005
7/1/2004
7/1/2003
7/1/2002
7/1/2001
7/1/2000
United States
313,914,040
311,591,917
309,330,219
307,006,550
304,374,846
301,579,895
298,593,212
295,753,151
293,045,739
290,326,418
287,803,914
285,081,556
282,171,957
Idaho
1,595,728
1,584,985
1,571,102
1,545,801
1,527,506
1,499,245
1,464,413
1,425,862
1,391,718
1,364,109
1,342,149
1,321,170
1,299,551

Annual Estimates and data of the Resident Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (NST-EST2009-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2009
Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 (NST-EST2011-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2011

Graph of population growth trend for Idaho.

The race percentages for Idaho are shown with the table and charts below that indicate there have been changes from 2000 to 2012. The percentage of the population of white only has decreased from 88.3 to 83.5. The percent of the black only population has increased from 0.4 to 0.6. The percent of population of hispanic / mixed has increased from 7.9% to 11.6% and other/mixed races have increased from 3.4% to 4.3%.

Population by Race for the State of Idaho
Race
July 1, 2000
% of Total
July 1, 2012
% of Total
White Only
1,147,078
88.3
1,331,650
83.5
Black Only
4,992
0.4
9,857
0.6
Hispanic* / Mixed
103,038
7.9
185,160
11.6
Other / Mixed Non-Hispanic
44,322
3.4
69,061
4.3
Total Races with Hispanic*
1,299,430**
100.00
1,595,728
100.0

*Hispanics are technically not considered a race but rather an ethnicity.
**Note the slight difference of the population used in race chart from population chart above. Totals were taken from U.S. Census bureau which contained differences between it's total population table for the states and population totals for the state with the breakdown of the races.

Representative pie charts for the different races of the Idaho for it's population.

 

Idaho's population by RacePie Chart for Idaho's Races as of 2012

References:

Population Estimates, 2013, United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/2010s/index.html

List of U.S. states and territories by population, 2013, Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

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