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Illinois 3rd In Nation for Outbound Migration

A new study says a lot of people moved out of Illinois last year. According to the 44th Annual United Van Lines National Migration Study, Illinois ranked third in the nation as more than 66-percent of the population moved out of state in 2020.

According to the study, the COVID-19 pandemic factored into many residents decision to move. Additionally, Chicago ranked in the top 10 U.S. metropolitan areas experiencing outbound migration, with 69-percent of moves being outbound.

Among the top inbound states were South Carolina (64%), Oregon (63%), South Dakota (62%) and Arizona (62%), while New York (67%), Illinois (67%), Connecticut (63%) and California (59%) were among the states experiencing the largest exoduses.


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