WCIA Champaign used Wirepoints’ report to tell its story on Macon County’s loss of people.
93 counties in Illinois lost population between 2010 to 2018. Macon County suffered the 4th worst loss – over 6,000 people.
The TV station asked several residents why they thought people were leaving. “The biggest reason is taxes,” said many.
See Wirepoints’ original report: 93 of Illinois’ 102 counties have lost population since 2010
Read more about Illinois’ population and out-migration crisis:
- New Census data shows Illinois lost population for the sixth year in a row
- New IRS data reveals winners and losers of wealth migration across 50 states
- Illinois’ demographic collapse: fewer immigrants, fewer babies and fleeing residents
- Leaving Illinois: Leaving Illinois: Does anybody care about people like us?