If you've been keeping up with the news, you may have heard that Illinois has been losing residents to other states. This is, in fact, true. Illinois saw the largest number of residents pack their bags and move. However, this doesn't mean the state lost 65% of its residents. Recent data from Stacker tells a different story. In fact, Illinois ranks among the top states for inbound migration, meaning that a lot of people from other states are choosing to move to Illinois.

So why is Illinois such a popular destination for out-of-state movers? One reason could be its diverse range of industries and job opportunities. From agriculture and manufacturing to finance and healthcare, Illinois has a thriving economy with something for everyone. The state is also home to several major cities, including Chicago, which is known for its world-class dining, culture, and entertainment.

In addition to its strong job market, Illinois also offers a high quality of life. The state has a rich history and is home to numerous parks, forests, and outdoor recreation areas. It also has a strong education system, with several top-ranked universities and colleges located within its borders.

So where exactly are these transplants coming from? They've come from all over the country, believe it or not.

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Illinois gained 35% more residents from states around the country.

Despite what you may have heard, the state is actually a magnet for out-of-state movers. With its strong economy, a diverse range of industries, and high quality of life, it's no wonder that so many people are choosing to call it home.

[h/t Stacker]

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