The Chicago Metropolitan area lost population in 2015.
The U.S. Census Bureau found 22,194 more people left the greater Chicago area than moved in.
About 80,000 in and 105,000 out.
That’s what the Chicago Tribune reported in its evening internet edition.
The Fox River Valley counties of McHenry, Kane, Will, Kendall saw increases, however.
The Census Bureau says McHenry County’s population rose 60 people.
- McHenry County, 2010 308,826
- McHenry County, 2014 307,283
- McHenry County, 2015 307,343 +60 +0.2%
One thought in the story tells of Chicago being more dependent on Mexican immigration than any other large city.
It’s not only white people leaving Chicago.
In the last decade 17% of the blacks have left.
Escaping violence is one source’s guess.
Meanwhile, February unemployment is reported to be up from 6% to 6.4%.