Migration Profile for Illinois, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Illinois in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Illinois People Moving into Illinois People Moving out of Illinois Net # People Moving into Illinois from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 222,248 300,818 -78,570 0.74
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 42,638 57,883 -15,245 0.74
Aged 18-19 16,596 33,455 -16,859 0.50
Aged 20-24 40,194 47,525 -7,331 0.85
Aged 25-34 59,749 66,472 -6,723 0.90
Aged 35-44 27,768 36,412 -8,644 0.76
Aged 45-54 18,090 25,926 -7,836 0.70
Aged 55-64 9,709 17,897 -8,188 0.54
Aged 65+ 7,504 15,248 -7,744 0.49
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 94,951 128,968 -34,017 0.74
Married 63,980 85,645 -21,665 0.75
Divorced 15,172 22,378 -7,206 0.68
Separated 4,931 5,378 -447 0.92
Widowed 5,152 7,231 -2,079 0.71
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 12,479 15,762 -3,283 0.79
High School Graduate 23,213 31,350 -8,137 0.74
Some college or Associates degree 30,830 41,221 -10,391 0.75
Bachelor’s Degree 32,545 43,235 -10,690 0.75
Graduate or Professional Degree 23,753 30,387 -6,634 0.78
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 20,182 27,021 -6,839 0.75
$1-$9,999 45,631 70,560 -24,929 0.65
$10,000-$24,999 44,239 55,365 -11,126 0.80
$25,000-$49,999 37,121 50,471 -13,350 0.74
$50,000-$74,999 17,561 21,572 -4,011 0.81
$75,000+ 19,452 24,611 -5,159 0.79
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 40,345 54,402 -14,057 0.74
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 16,436 22,447 -6,011 0.73
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 141,913 177,101 -35,188 0.80

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Illinois” refers to those people living in Illinois in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Illinois” refers to those people living in Illinois in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 0.74 means that very every 100 people leaving Illinois for another state, 74 people are moving to Illinois from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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