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Chicago’s Population Drops For Third Year In A Row

For the third year in a row, the Chicago metropolitan area has seen a population drop. Chicago and the suburbs dropped from 9,546,326 in 2016 to 9,533,040 in 2017, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. “This is the third year in a row the numbers have declined,” said Alden Loury, director of research and evaluation at the Metropolitan Planning Council. “It’s not normal for large areas to lose population. The fact that this is happening is a cause for concern.” The population of Cook County also saw a decline of 20,093, from 5,231,356 to 5,211,263. Chicago still remains the third largest city in America, behind New York and Los Angeles. (Sun-Times)

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