Illinois continues to lose population: “Three biggest gainers in 2019 were Florida, Texas and Arizona. Florida was the biggest winner by far”

New IRS migration data: Illinois third-biggest loser of people, biggest loser of incomes, to other states in 2019
by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
June 3, 2021

A Wirepoints analysis of the Internal Revenue Service’s just-released 2019 migration data shows Illinois lost, on net, 82,000 residents to other states that year. The state ranked third-worst nationally for net resident losses, both in nominal terms and per capita Illinois’ tax base also took a hit as a result of that flight, losing a net $6 billion in taxable income (AGI) to other states. That, too, was the third-worst performance in the country. But when measured as a share of total income, Illinois’ losses were the nation’s worst…The census numbers reported Illinois was one of just three states nationally to lose population between 2010 and 2020. READ MORE

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