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.
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),”…