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U.S. Census: New York, Illinois Lead the Way for Population Loss


You mean to tell me that people don’t like to be taxed to death and put under the thumbs of their local politicians? Ya don’t say? It seems as though people really don’t like it in New York and Illinois, because they are leaving two of the most increasingly progressive states in the U.S. in droves.

The U.S. Census Bureau came out with their yearly population numbers by state, and the ultra left states of New York and Illinois have once again seen their populations drop.

New York came in first with 48,510 people leaving the state between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018. Illinois saw its population drop for the fifth straight year, which should come as no surprise considering a lot of people outside Cook County — where the city of Chicago resides — aren’t happy with the way the “Windy City” dictates the direction of the rest of the state.

While the Census noted that the total population of the U.S. “grew by 0.6 percent,” populations in multiple states declined over the last year. However, New York and Illinois’ population losses were much higher than that of the other states that saw decreases.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau:

Population declines were also common, with losses occurring in nine states and Puerto Rico. The nine states that lost population last year were New York (down 48,510), Illinois (45,116), West Virginia (11,216), Louisiana (10,840), Hawaii (3,712), Mississippi (3,133), Alaska (2,348), Connecticut (1,215) and Wyoming (1,197).

“Many states have seen fewer births and more deaths in recent years,” said Sandra Johnson, a demographer/statistician in the Population Division of the Census Bureau. “If those states are not gaining from either domestic or international migration they will experience either low population growth or outright decline.”

One Illinois woman didn’t mince words when speaking with the Chicago Tribune about her family moving to Florida in July of this year.

“It’s taxes. It’s corruption. It’s politics,” Mary Miller said. “And I don’t mean Republicans or Democrats, it’s all of them.”

As someone who was born and raised in the North suburbs of Chicago, I can honestly say that I would never move back to Illinois. That saddens me considering all that Chicago has to offer in terms of food, entertainment and sports. The politicians have priced people out of the state.


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