A recent study by SmartAsset took a look at where well-off millennials are moving to and from. Specifically, they looked at individuals younger than age 35 with adjusted gross incomes of at least $100,000.

New York, Illinois and Massachusetts, in that order, were worst off for net loss of that group, they found. The study was based on IRS data between 2017 and 2018.

The three biggest winners were Washington, Colorado and Texas.

Their full study is here.

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-Mark Glennon

 

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Poor Taxpayer
1 month ago

Move to Florida like all the rich cops, teachers and firemen are.
No State Income tax and lots of opportunity. Weather is great, the area is safe.
The government is okay, great compared the the crooks of Illinois.
Best day of your life is the day you leave and NEVER LOOK BACK.

Poor Taxpayer
1 month ago

All age groups should leave ASAP.
Let all the greedy government workers stay and pay all their own pension debt.
Best day of your life is the day you leave Illinois.

Wm R Gutrich
1 month ago

Chicago, Illinois ? I think you can still read about it in the history books, but that ship sank with the election of democtats who do not remember MR Chicago’s directive of 1968: “Shoot to kill, arsonists.” “Shoot to maim looters.” I was always puzzled by that distinction. Today’s looters ARE arsonists. All they want to do is DESTROY. But, worry not. State’s Atty Kim Fox will set them all free with an apology and a swag bag–that they already stole.

Joe Blow
1 month ago

the number of people leaving Illinois in 2020 will be staggering, can’t wait to see the actual numbers

morefandave
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe Blow

I can; I’m one of the schmucks who will be left to pick up the difference.

Joe Blow
1 month ago
Reply to  morefandave

you don’t have to be

Poor Taxpayer
1 month ago
Reply to  morefandave

Once you paid you have been laid.

morefandave
1 month ago

I hope Toilets Pritzker is reading this. His progressive income tax is just what we need to claim first place from New York. Sock it to those rich guys, Gov!

Aaron
1 month ago
Reply to  morefandave

I smiled at “J Beluga“ but “Toilets Pritzker” is hilarious.

Larry
1 month ago

cant blame them this state is morally and financially bankrupt.

Illinois Entrepreneur
1 month ago

The majority of Millennials are–unfortunately–part of the problem. Whether it’s education, social media, or just naivete, I saw some astounding study where some 70% of Millennials believe that socialism is the answer. My number may be off, because I’m recalling from memory, but that was the gist of it. This generation thinks that they can learn everything from a Google search, and that anything bad is because of capitalist greed. They have little understanding of free markets and property rights. Many are trust-funders from younger Boomers who were given everything they could need or want as children, and somehow think… Read more »

nixit
1 month ago

Seeing NJ on the list makes me think Millennials have been priced out of NYC.

anonymous
1 month ago
Reply to  nixit

Don’t have to pay NYC income tax and lower rent/more house. You have (had) the amenities of Manhattan nightlife 30 – 45 minutes away as well.

Lyn P
1 month ago

Data for 2020-2021, when available, are going to be shocking and not only for that age group and income level.

DOM
1 month ago
Reply to  Lyn P

We left in 2018,Life in alot better out side of il.Stay and get destroyed it is that serious about staying.Wait till they take your house because you can not pay taxes on it.Tax to fat boy instead of your own bank book.