Illinois Loses 122,000 Residents In 2021

By Horace Douglas, The Chicago Times

December 29, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, IL – According to the latest census figures for Illinois, nearly 122,000 residents have left the state.

According to the data, the net loss of 122,000 inhabitants has not been seen since the year 2000.  Population loss is due to residents fleeing the state and a lower number of people migrating to  live in Illinois. 

Population increases in Illinois included 2,800 net natural births minus deaths and a 5,800 net increase in foreign immigration.

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