If you are moving from Illinois, these are the top 5 places people go

I was quite surprised to see where the majority of people leaving Illinois call home. Is one of those states that you’d like to call home some day?

“Peace out, Illinois!”

Do you ever dream of throwing up your hand and saying the above sentence?

We all have. I get especially grumpy when the winter weather comes. Booking the moving company comes to mind the moment the temperature hits a single digit number.

What is surprising about where fleeing Illinoisans end up is that number one is just as snowy and cold as Illinois, and the state looks pretty boring compared to Illinois.

If you are moving from Illinois, these are the top 5 places people go

First, let me briefly explain who put these numbers together and processed them to give us these five cities.

Stacker uses the most recent and complete data from the US Census Bureau. The states were then ranked based on the number of people who moved from Illinois in 2019.

We’ll start the list in my home state

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In 2019, 22,402 people had moved from Illinois to Wisconsin

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In 2019, 23,747 people moved from Illinois to the Lone Start State

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In 2019, the number of people who moved from Illinois and closer to the beach was 24,085

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In 2019, 24,425 Illinois residents left winter behind. My guesses for most of the places Illinois people moved to were Arizona or Florida. Arizona was # 8.

Here comes number 1 Illinois in 2019. A complete shocker.

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What!?! 36,328 people left Illinois for Indiana. If you just have to get out, you’ll be content with what’s close, I guess. I don’t go into depth to understand why, but you can right here.

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