Thursday, March 23, 2017

Of top ten metro areas only Chicago is losing people

Chicago's West Side
Folks in the Chicago area are fed up with rising taxes, a moribund economy, rampant crime, and incompetent and corrupt one-party rule. So they are leaving.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Among the 10 largest metro areas in the United States, the Chicago region — including Naperville, Elgin and parts of northwest Indiana and southeast Wisconsin — was the only metro area that did not grow in population between 2015 and 2016, according to new figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

In all, the nation's 382 metro areas contained approximately 277.1 million people in 2016, representing approximately 86 percent of the nation’s population. This was an increase of approximately 2.3 million people from 2015.

Cook County remained the second-largest county in the country, behind Los Angeles County in California, the Census Bureau said. But Cook County continued to experience population loss, with 21,324 people leaving between 2015 and 2016.

The Census Bureau's announcement comes in the wake of the bureau reporting in December that Illinois lost more people than any other state within a 12-month period.
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