TRIBUNE: Chicago only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016
By most estimates, Chicago's population will continue to decline. Over the past year, the Tribune surveyed dozens of former residents who said they have packed their bags for a variety of reasons: high taxes, the state budget stalemate, crime, the unemployment rate and weather.
Black residents have been among those leaving in search of safe neighborhoods and prosperity, with many heading to the suburbs and warm-weather states. Chicago lost 181,000 black residents between 2000 and 2010, according to census data.
Chicago only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016, newly released census data shows https://t.co/nPEjebCQk7 pic.twitter.com/zOxnVSebq1— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) May 25, 2017