January 02, 2019
Texas, Florida see big population gains, while New York, Illinois see big losses, Census Bureau data show
The exodus from two of the nation’s biggest Blue States continues, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Many Red States, meanwhile, continue to gain population, the figures show.
The biggest population losers between July 2017 and July 2018 were the high-tax, Democrat-controlled states of New York and Illinois.
In that one-year span, New York lost more than 48,000 residents, while Illinois’ population declined by more than 45,000, the figures show.