More Chicago Residents Leaving Than Coming In
For the second year in a row Chicago is topping the list of cities where more residents are moving away from, than moving in. According to data collected by moving company United Van Lines, Chicago was the number 1 city residents moved away from between May 1 and August 31. As the summer months tend to be the most popular time for people to move or “peak moving season” residents were reported leaving the city and not sticking around.
According to a study by the same moving company United Van Lines earlier this year they reported Illinois was one of the “most moved from states in 2016.” With about 63 percent of residents moving out of the state completely. This makes it the second year in a row that Illinois has topped the list. Ranking number 3 last year and losing a total of 8,638 residents from 2015 to 2016. Chicago still holds the title of third most populous American city, but its population is steadily declining.
The same survey found that while many residents are moving out of Illinois and many of the mid-western states, the most popular cities gaining population are Seattle, Dallas, Portland, Denver and San Francisco.
This has been the third consecutive year Chicago has lost more residents than they’ve gained.