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A Shrinking Population: Illinois the Outlier 2020


UPDATE: This video used old census estimates. We have uploaded a new, similar video that reflects the new population numbers which came out after the 2020 census. You can see that video here:

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Illinois is shrinking. It’s losing more people than any other state in the country.

Decades of bad policies have made it too expensive to live here. There aren’t enough good jobs. And Illinoisans no longer trust their government. Over the last 10 years, Illinois’ population has declined by 170,000 people, the most in the country. Illinois is the nation’s extreme outlier.

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