The Center Square Illinois recently published an article explaining the current relocation trend of people moving out of Illinois. The pandemic has altered life significantly for people living in dense urban areas such as Chicago. We thought that we would share the informative article in its entirety with you today.
Pandemic Accelerating Illinois Exodus
“(The Center Square) – Months of economic shutdowns, remote working, virtual classrooms, and violence in larger cities in Illinois could be taking its toll on the state’s population.
From March 1 to Aug. 14, 67 percent of all moves United Van Lines carried over Illinois’ state lines were residents leaving the state. That’s an increase from 2019 when 61 percent were outbound.
Only New Jersey had a higher rate, at 69 percent.
The company typically releases its annual data in the January proceeding the year, but it gave Bloomberg and other media outlets, including The Center Square, a look at the company figures early.
On the opposite end, Vermont, Idaho, Oregon, South Carolina, Arizona, and Tennessee saw the highest rate of inbound movers.
Spokeswoman Eily Cummings told The Center Square in January that the majority of their customers were moving out to retire but a significant portion of the moves was for corporate relocations and moves due to manufacturing plant closures.
Forty-one percent of United’s outbound Illinois movers said they left for a job compared to 30 percent who said they were retiring in 2019.
The proliferation of virtual offices and classrooms due to COVID-19 fears has likely left families less tethered to their current homes, said Joel Kotkin, a fellow in urban studies at Chapman University in Orange, California.
“The pandemic has proven that a house with a backyard is a really good thing,” he said. “With telecommuting likely here to stay in some measure, I don’t have to be in Chicago. I can be in Indianapolis. I can be in Omaha. I can be in Des Moines. I can be in a lot of other places with fewer taxes, regulations, better schools, and more affordable housing.”
A study by the Pew Research Center found nearly one in five American adults have moved due to COVID-19 or know someone who did.”
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