Illinois has suffered its largest single-year population decline in decades, according to newly-released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
In 2021, only the District of Columbia and New York lost a higher percentage of residents, the data shows.
“In 2021, 20 states and the District of Columbia lost residents via net domestic migration. Largest domestic migration losses were in California (-367,299), New York (-352,185) and Illinois (-122,460),” the Census Bureau says.
“The largest net domestic migration gains were in Florida (220,890), Texas (170,307) and Arizona (93,026),”…