Friday, July 06, 2018

Leaving Town

  • Each year, roughly 40 million Americans, or about 14% of the U.S. population, move at least once. Much of that movement includes younger people relocating within cities, but it is trends of Americans moving to warmer climates, more affordable areas, and better job opportunities that have largely determined migration patterns in recent decades.

    Because of those long-term patterns, as well as the recent period of economic recovery, cities in some parts of the country have lost tens of thousands of residents. To find the 50 U.S. metropolitan areas that have had the largest net decline in population as a result of migration between 2010 and 2017, 24/7 Wall Street reviewed population figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program.

    The 50 cities where the most people are moving away from can primarily be found in the Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast, particularly in states like Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and New York. Among the cities where people are leaving in droves are places such as Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, New York, and Los Angeles.
And right there at the top of the list? Well, bottom actually since you have to scroll down to find #1:
  • 1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin

    Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -296,320
The numbers are a bit skewed since they're using a pretty big swath of geography, but any growth in the surrounding areas can safely be assumed to have come from Chicago.

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28 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Omega Man of Damen will be the last man standing.

7/06/2018 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the city is burning and shit Heads are dancing on the lake front Ill take my pension and run. The left can have this city. Ill go to a place were values and patriotism are held rather than mocked.

7/06/2018 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell now, before the collapse.

It may not be this year, or even next. But when the trend turns it will be a collapse that makes the Bears look solid. Taxes are too high, debts are too large, the public schools are shitty, and crime is getting out of control. Why exactly should someone buy a house in this town?

7/06/2018 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real estate Guru, where you at?

7/06/2018 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to put big ⬅️ EXIT ➡️ signs around the City to make it easier to get out.

7/06/2018 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they just did Chicago by itself the numbers would be a lot worse. They lump Chicago with some of the Suburban and South Indiana where people are fleeing to. It is a lot worse than they are saying. The people with money have invested heavy in the Chicago area. So they don’t want to panic the goofs who don’t believe this is happening. If everyone bought into the bottom is falling out than things would escalate faster. I just can’t wait for me to put in six more years nd I’m gone. The bottom is really falling out! The politicians mismanaged the city.

7/06/2018 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is true that Chicago does not have balmy moderate climate that you find in states like Florida, Texas or Arizona.

7/06/2018 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balmy moderate?It is an illusion that the heat is moderate in Texas,Florida,and Arizona year round.The main reason people move there is for the tax advantages,period.

7/06/2018 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is when the liberal leaves and brings his nonsense with him, ruin one place to go and ruin the next.

7/06/2018 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people leaving Chicago are the ones we want to leave.

7/06/2018 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Real estate Guru, where you at?




Probably at a closing.

7/06/2018 06:56:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Do they count the illegal aliens?

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

7/06/2018 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This stat ignores the Illinois (Chicago and Cook County) residents moving to Indiana and Wisconsin. If they limited it to Illinois only the numbers would be much worse.

7/06/2018 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come to Indiana where they raised gasoline taxes by 10 cents a gallon to fix the roads. Pot holes the size of turkeys at intersections and patching the roads they patched 6 years ago. Raises for the Police in a popular Indiana city were so scarce they could not stop officers from fleeing to other muni's to keep up with the 8 percent property tax increases and were losing manpower that they would not replace until the Chief begged the council to give raises and hire officers. It aint all it seems.

7/06/2018 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell now, before the collapse.

It may not be this year, or even next. But when the trend turns it will be a collapse that makes the Bears look solid. Taxes are too high, debts are too large, the public schools are shitty, and crime is getting out of control. Why exactly should someone buy a house in this town?


I retired in 2017.

We put the house up for sale in Sept. Had to lower the price twice before we even generated any interest and this was on the north side near Harwood Heights and Norridge.

It finally sold in Dec. The morning we packed the car and drove away for the last time was a great feeling. Even though we loved that house and the neighborhood, it was just getting to damn expensive to keep living there.

Moved to Texas. My vehicle sticker cost me $74 (Chicago....$139.48). Plates are $50 compared to Il at $101.

No state taxing on the pension. No state taxes on income (wife works). No tax on groceries.

7/06/2018 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Undergrounded said...

Somewhat OT, but may be of interest to your readership;

The Argos (Indiana) Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of police officer. Academy certified officers are encouraged to apply but not required. Starting probationary pay for a new (non-certified) officer is $35,330. Academy-certified officers will receive $46,672. Applications must be received no later than August 17, 2018.

12 hr shifts (3 on 2 off, 2 on 3 off)
Longevity pay ($100 a year w/ $3000 max)
PERF 77 retirement plan
Excellent insurance (employee pays 10% of premium)
$1000 clothing allowance
Vacation, sick, holidays and personal days.

The minimum qualifications that all applicants for the position of police officer must meet include the following:

Must be a resident citizen of the United States.
Must be 21 years old to apply and not have reached their 36th birthday by date of appointment. PERF 77 requirement.
Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Cannot have a felony conviction.
Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence.
Must possess a valid driver's license from their state of residence.
Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.

Argos has a population of less than 1,800 people, a small town located south of Plymouth, Indiana.

Just a heads up, if anyone wants to escape Shitcago. Link provided to SCC for verification.

https://www.townofargos.com/public-safety/police

7/06/2018 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

When Rahm got this news ........
--- Tiny Dancer: 'Woo-Hoo! We're Number One! We're Number One!'
--- Aide: 'Uh.. no boss, this is bad news', the people are fleeing.'
--- Nine Digit-Midget: 'Screw it, the morons who stay don't know the difference.'
--- Aide: 'Yeah... ya do have that goin' for you. They're dumber than dirt.'
--- Flaming Tutu: 'Okay, now let's talk about raising more Taxes....'

Will the last Taxpaying Family kindly turn out the lights when leaving.

7/06/2018 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Left five years ago. Guys, run! The screw job of all screw jobs is headed your way - fast! Like Dr. Suess said: “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”. IL pols will NEVER change - for the better anyway.

7/06/2018 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why exactly should someone buy a house in this town?


To get that high paying city job, of course. Mouses gotta have Houses, right?

7/06/2018 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recent news from Chesterton Indiana Gas price $2.89- 3.04 a gallon

Police Officer first class salary $26.54 an hour,$53k a year(now in line w/other towns)

Fire Lt $17.97 an hour

New houses for sale $274-339,000

Bone in NY strip $5.98lb, 4 day sale

Think you can survive on 1/2 the pay we make to live in NW Indiana, Porter county, 4th wealthiest county in Indiana

7/06/2018 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxpayers are leaving.
Sanctuary seekers (Dem voters) are coming in for the public aid.
We probably have more “registered voters” than a true legitimate counted census population.
So no empty housing will ever exist as far as Section8’Arena is concerned.
Colonize the Ward with unemployed deadbeats.

Ever wonder why there’s No Vacancy in those flophouse motels along Mannheim Road?
Occupied by Section 8 - and that’s the suburbs, holding City votes and likely didn’t change their addresses anyway.

7/06/2018 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But we need to build more condos and apartments because they will be back.

7/06/2018 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The numbers are actually even worse, since so many of those moving into Chicago are illegals and other leeches while the bulk of those leaving are net taxpayers. All residents are NOT equal, and the ones that matter for the health of a city are the ones that work and pay taxes. A city can have massive population growth but it means nothing if the growth is due to an influx of deadbeats.

That is classic liberal logic. They think that all people/cultures are interchangeable and that all that matters is the number of people and not who they are. For example, they think filling Europe with northern and sub-Saharan Africans will somehow magically be the same as if the population increase was due to natural growth of German, French, Austrian and other European natives. Delusional.

7/06/2018 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Real estate Guru, where you at?

7/06/2018 01:07:00 AM

In reality, Chicago is attracting more educated professionals than any other major city. Just google it. And no, the sky is not falling! Can any of you professional doubting Thimas' please explain why currently there are 57 high end luxury apartment building being built?

7/06/2018 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people that are leaving are mostly "urban" so what is the issue? Should make CPD's life easier.

7/07/2018 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In reality, Chicago is attracting more educated professionals than any other major city. Just google it. And no, the sky is not falling! Can any of you professional doubting Thimas' please explain why currently there are 57 high end luxury apartment building being built?

7/06/2018 11:14:00 PM

Build it and hope like hell the educated professionals do not read newspapers or watch the televised news?

7/07/2018 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the data, Chicago is attracting young, rich professionals at a high rate, not "illegals", as one misinformed commenter above seems to think.
It is poor Blacks who are leaving at much, much higher rates than before.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180530/BLOGS02/180539986/chicago-attracting-more-young-well-off-residents

It may not fit the narrative, but Chicago is in fact doing the best out of all the areas in Illinois and most others areas in the Midwest. Chicago suburbs, by contrast, are have much more net out-migration and less job growth.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180102/BLOGS02/180109998/downtown-growth-leads-chicago-to-highest-job-peak-in-decades

Things are a lot better than the prevailing headlines indicate.

7/10/2018 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things are a lot better than the prevailing headlines indicate.


7/10/2018 11:14:00 PM


When my fucking property taxes drop noticably, and NOT because my fucking assessment, based on accurate market value, has dropped noticably, but because these thieving prick motherless fuckers have been rendered impotent by whatever means is effective, then, maybe, your puss filled bullshit comments might be tolerable.

Until then, Fuck. You.

7/11/2018 08:52:00 PM  

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