People are leaving Chicago for Denver, Dallas
New census numbers tell Chicagoans what we already knew: people are leaving the city.
Why it matters: Population loss can lead to higher tax burdens and less federal funding for schools and infrastructure.
Context: The Census looked at population loss between July 2020 and July 2021. The decline happened in big cities like New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Chicago.
- The biggest gains happened in Idaho, Montana and Utah.
Big picture: According to data collected by LinkedIn, here are the top 10 places Chicagoans are flocking to.
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