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Chicago Population Sinks to 1920 Level
wsj ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2011 | KEVIN HELLIKER

Posted on 02/16/2011 7:49:14 AM PST by george76

A larger-than-expected exodus over the past 10 years reduced the population of Chicago to a level not seen in nearly a century.

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that during the decade ended in 2010, Chicago's population fell 6.9% to 2,695,598 people, fewer than the 2.7 million reported back in 1920.

Blacks remain the most-populous race in Chicago, Mr. Frey said, while the number of whites fell during the decade by about 52,000 to just under 855,000 and Hispanics' ranks rose by about 25,000 to just below 780,000.

The population of Cook County, which is dominated by the city of Chicago, fell 3.4% during the decade. But it remained by far the state's most populous county, with about 5.2 million people.

The explosive growth of suburbs far outside Chicago produced huge gains in neighboring counties. Kane County grew by 27.5%, Will County by nearly 35% and Lake County by 9.2%, while DuPage grew a more modest 1.4%.

This population shift to traditionally conservative counties could alter the balance of power in both the state house and the Illinois congressional delegation.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; continues; exodus

1 posted on 02/16/2011 7:49:17 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Their slogan:

“Chicago, the new Detroit!”


2 posted on 02/16/2011 7:51:06 AM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: george76

Liberals are like a cancer. They screw up Chicago...they move on and infest a better ‘host’ (like Colorado).

Sure the dirt poor are trapped in Chicago, Detroit, etc...but the white guilt, limo liberals of the world just pull up stakes and move.


3 posted on 02/16/2011 7:55:29 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: george76

Bush’s fault!


4 posted on 02/16/2011 7:55:39 AM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: george76

Looks like the ‘Chicago way’ of doing things doesn’t sit well with a lot of people.


5 posted on 02/16/2011 7:55:39 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: george76

chicago’s a dump.

never again do we schedule a flight thru’ chicago.

not to mention the political corruption.


6 posted on 02/16/2011 7:55:52 AM PST by ken21 (dem taxes + regs + unions = jobs overseas.)
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To: george76

Who wants to live in a cesspool anyway????


7 posted on 02/16/2011 7:56:09 AM PST by bt579 (Liberals need women dependent and scared so that women, like blacks, will vote Democrat.)
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To: ken21

It’s a beautiful city with bad leadership.


8 posted on 02/16/2011 7:56:43 AM PST by Borges
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To: george76
Chicago Population Politics Sinks to 1920 Level
9 posted on 02/16/2011 7:57:20 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: george76

We will need to wall it off when they go bankrupt, this is going to be the real test for America’s survival, does the federal government succeed in taxing and borrowing money to bail out bankrupt states,,its a corrupt sewer politically speaking..


10 posted on 02/16/2011 7:57:50 AM PST by aces
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To: george76

I really think we are beginning to see the wholesale abandonment of U.S. cities. Look at Detroit for instance. My feelings are mixed, as I don’t want city arseholes anywhere near me, thank you very much. Places like my town of Rutland have been infested enough as it is. On the other hand this really puts a wrench into the UN’s Agenda 21 plans.


11 posted on 02/16/2011 7:58:37 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: george76

So how can they still produce enough votes to keep the crazies in power here in Illinois??? I was listening to Don and Roma this morning interview Jan Cichowski. Wow what a left wing loony!! They should call her (Jan in wonderland)


12 posted on 02/16/2011 7:58:51 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: dynachrome
“Chicago, the new Detroit!”

Probably a lot more accurate statement than you realize and the fall will make Detroit look like a success story.
13 posted on 02/16/2011 8:01:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: george76

Great, in a couple of more decades you can buy lakefront property on the cheap!


14 posted on 02/16/2011 8:04:23 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Peter from Rutland
Well, we could always turn the big cities into maximum security prisons.

15 posted on 02/16/2011 8:04:51 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: lacrew
..but the white guilt, limo liberals of the world just pull up stakes and move.

Pass the word: Tennessee SUCKS!

16 posted on 02/16/2011 8:05:28 AM PST by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: Peter from Rutland
I really think we are beginning to see the wholesale abandonment of U.S. cities.

That's the reality.

However, in the fantasyland of the Progressives, we need to herd everyone into cities. The suburban sprawl is a problem and we need to let nature reclaim vast areas of the country. We need urban centers connected by highspeed rail. We will spend billions and trillions trying to achieve this goal.

Meanwhile, the reality of people abandoning cities will continue.

17 posted on 02/16/2011 8:08:14 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: Borges

Only 2 things are good about Chicago...

Riva at the Navy Pier (the ahi tuna filet)

http://www.rivanavypier.com/

Ditka’s (the kick-ass steak)

http://www.ditkasrestaurants.com/


18 posted on 02/16/2011 8:08:23 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: BobinIL
Dead vote early and often for the union thugs

So how can they still produce enough votes to keep the crazies in power

19 posted on 02/16/2011 8:09:14 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Obama politics, takin' care of their own. Happy St. Valentine's Day, Chicago. You know the bit.
20 posted on 02/16/2011 8:13:27 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Best steak I ever had was at Gibson’s.

Tough admission to make for a native of Omaha.


21 posted on 02/16/2011 8:14:10 AM PST by EternalVigilance (I don't know about you, but we hold these truths to be self-evident...)
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To: cripplecreek

The Eminem ad during the Stupor Bowl made Deee-troit look like a nice place to live.


22 posted on 02/16/2011 8:15:11 AM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Only 2 things are good about Chicago...

What, all the Russian, Polish & German restaurants closed? Those were the best part of the week I spent there on business 15 years ago.

23 posted on 02/16/2011 8:17:34 AM PST by nina0113
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To: george76

Me and the wife left in 2007. No regrets at all. In fact, we won’t even go there to visit friends. We’ve had enough.


24 posted on 02/16/2011 8:17:50 AM PST by yobid (CO2 is plant food!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
There's that and the beautiful skyline, the lakefront, the various ethnic mini-towns with their great restaurants, the museums, the variegated cultural life...
25 posted on 02/16/2011 8:18:13 AM PST by Borges
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To: lacrew

More like “Liberals are like locusts”!!!


26 posted on 02/16/2011 8:23:17 AM PST by catman67
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To: dynachrome

A friend of mine took his daughter to Detroit for an Eminem concert. He said that there is about 1.5 blocks of ‘nice’ in the entire city.


27 posted on 02/16/2011 8:23:41 AM PST by Borges
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To: george76

Gentrification. The wealthy (mostly white) moved into the the “inner-city”, and the poor/working class were pushed out into the suburbs. The suburbs are demographically becoming heavily Hispanic, Black, and recent East European immigrants.


28 posted on 02/16/2011 8:25:01 AM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: george76
"In a country that is only 12.1 percent African-American, 30 percent of African-Americans live in Census Block Groups that are 75 percent African-American or more. 75 percent of African-Americans in the country live in only 16 percent of the Census Block Groups in the United States. 50 percent of African-Americans live in Census Block Groups that have a combined African-American and Latino population of 66.85 percent or more (nationally, the latino population is approximately 15.8 percent, so the combined African-American and Latino population is just shy of only 28 percent)." Mapping and analysis of new data documents still-segregated America
29 posted on 02/16/2011 8:31:08 AM PST by epithermal
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To: BobinIL
So how can they still produce enough votes to keep the crazies in power here in Illinois???

Kansas City and St Louis controlled politics here in Missouri for many years.

Even with the St Louis dead voting early and often out state Missouri elected enough republicans in 2002 to gain control of both houses of the legislature.

The balance of power can shift. Keep the faith.

30 posted on 02/16/2011 8:42:32 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: george76

To turn a blind eye to the real effect of racial differences and to blame social oppression for the dilemma that has befallen does a dis-service to the real issue.
A history lesson and a review of different countries and racial make up will only lead to the conclusions that will help rectify what nobody wants to address.


31 posted on 02/16/2011 8:43:47 AM PST by robjna
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To: Borges

‘It’s a beautiful city with bad leadership’

Like San Francisco, only less beautiful, much poorer, and not so wacky!


32 posted on 02/16/2011 8:44:13 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: george76

Illinois,Cally and New York are the kind of States that will still vote for Liberals/Dem’s even if they had 50% Unemployment,,,I hope all the conservatives moved to Red&Purple states to make sure Obama loses in 2012!


33 posted on 02/16/2011 8:45:41 AM PST by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: george76

I would move out, but I got too much family here.


34 posted on 02/16/2011 8:54:58 AM PST by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: george76
Did Rahm count as a resident during the census or was he a DC resident? :-).

With all the people leaving Chicago, that will just leave more corruption for those who stay.

35 posted on 02/16/2011 9:00:57 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: george76

I am a lifelong resident of Chicago. Maybe on paper the population has decreased, but I have a hard time believing that the actual population has shrunk. Granted, Daley launched many of the project dwellers outside the city via section 8, the number of undocumented/uncounted illegal aliens makes up for the loss.

Just try driving through Little Village, West Lawn/Chicago Lawn, West Eldson, Garfield Ridge neighborhoods, lots of congestion that was not there 10-15 years ago. Parking in residential neighborhoods is a nightmare with 4-5 cars per household and twice that many living in each house.

I am at ground zero on this one, and I am not seeing a decline in population.


36 posted on 02/16/2011 9:04:24 AM PST by dznutz
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To: george76

Chicago and Detroit the new Columbia.


37 posted on 02/16/2011 10:22:55 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: EternalVigilance
Best steak I ever had was at Gibson’s.

Ditto that.

38 posted on 02/16/2011 10:25:10 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Thermalseeker
Pass the word: Tennessee SUCKS!

So does Idaho!

39 posted on 02/16/2011 10:43:39 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: george76

Illinois Top 100 Government Pension Payouts 2008-2009

http://www.ntui.org/NTUI/downloads/2009_top_100_pensions.pdf


40 posted on 02/17/2011 7:09:23 AM PST by KeyLargo
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