Illinois lost 122,000 people in 2021, the largest drop since World War II: Census

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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. 

Traffic flows along the Interstate 90 highway in March 2021 as a Metra suburban commuter train moves along an elevated track in Chicago. 
(AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar, File)

RED STATES LIKE TEXAS AND FLORIDA GROWING, WHILE CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS AND NEW YORK ARE SHRINKING, CENSUS ESTIMATES SHOW 

“The largest net domestic migration gains were in Florida (220,890), Texas (170,307) and Arizona (93,026),”…

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