Map of the Day: Illinois population shifts
Much has been made about people leaving Illinois, though new data indicates many residents are also moving within the state.
The winner: Kendall County had the highest population increase in the state from 2020 to 2021.
- Kendall also showed significant growth in median household income.
The loser: Cook County lost 90,000 people, which still amounts to less than 2% of its total population.
- Big urban centers across the country suffered population loss over the last decade.
Zoom in: Other notable population shifts include:
- Brown County (western IL) had the highest percentage growth at 2.3% (200+ people).
- Alexander County (southern IL) had the worst with a 4% loss (100+ people).
- Will County (Collar County) stayed even, with a 0.1% increase.
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