As of July 1, 2017, McHenry County was the only county in the Chicago metro area to gain population since 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The total is up 1,150 from 2010 to a total of 308,760 in the most recent one.
Woodstock however, which paid for a special census not too long ago to gain the coveted Home Rule status that goes with having more than 25,000 people got bad news.
There are now only an estimated 24,770 people in town.
Huntley is also in danger of slipping under the 25,000 limit in the 2020 census.
As of this latest count, 24,291 are in town.
This is not an official census number, so the huge sales tax hike the City Council passed will not disappear.
But, there is hope if Woodstock does not pick up 230 residents in the next two years.
However, even with lower numbers the city council could keep the new taxing power by getting a referendum passed.
Crystal Lake remained the largest municipality at4 0,743–up 9 people from the last estimate.
McHenry now has an estimated population of 26,992