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Mass exodus from Illinois? New report debunks the myth

An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident sits on a desk on April 5, 2020, in Detroit.

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Mass exodus from Illinois? New report debunks the myth

An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident sits on a desk on April 5, 2020, in Detroit.

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Mass exodus from Illinois? New report debunks the myth

The state lost 460,000 residents from 2010 to 2020, but the loss was largely offset by immigrants moving to Illinois, the report shows.

An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident sits on a desk on April 5, 2020, in Detroit.

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

   

The population of Illinois also became more educated, more foreign-born and higher paid during the 2010s, according to the report conducted by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois.

Reset speaks with a researcher who analyzed data for the report to learn more about the state’s shifting demographics.

GUEST: Robert Bruno, researcher on “A Decade of Illinois’ Migration Patterns,” professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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