Wednesday, December 23, 2015

US Census ranks Illinois tops for population loss

Harvey, Illinois
People are wising up to Illinois after decades of corruption and financial malfeasance.

From Reboot Illinois:
New data released by the U.S. Census bureau showed that in terms of domestic migration — people moving about within the United States — Illinois saw roughly 105,200 more people leave than arrive.

Even when offset by a gain of more than 37,600 by way of international migration, Illinois still ended up about 67,500 in the negative column.

With natural growth (births minus deaths) counted, Illinois showed a net population loss of nearly 22,200 people, or about 0.17 percent of its population.

Of the 50 states, Illinois was the top population loser. Other states showing a net loss of population were Connecticut (-3,876); Maine (-928); Mississippi (-1,110); New Mexico, (-458); Vermont, (-725) and West Virginia (-4,623).
Voters elected a new governor last year, Republican Bruce Rauner, but his reforms are being blocked by Chicago Democrat Michael Madigan, who has been House Speaker for 30 of the last 32 years.

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