Chicago’s population drops third year in a row See story here. http://wgntv.com/2018/05/24/chicagos-population-drops-third-year-in-a-row/
U.S. Census Bureau says Chicago’s population has decreased for the third consecutive year.
Census estimates released Wednesday say Chicago lost about 3,800 residents last year, but remains the third-largest U.S. city, with 2.7 million residents.
Chicago-based demographer Rob Paral says the figures illustrate population trends that have been happening over the past few years. He says African Americans are leaving the city, immigration is slowing and wealthier people are moving in.