According to estimates by federal agencies, the state’s population increased from 6.73 million in 2019 to 6.75 million, an increase of 23,943 people.
According to the Northwest Times of Indiana, the population of neighboring Illinois decreased by 79,487 people to 12.6 million, the second largest loss in the country after New York State.
The official results of the 2020 Census have not yet been announced, and the new figures reflect annual estimates from the Census Bureau, not official data.
Annual estimates show that the population of Northwest Indiana has increased for the first time in many years, with an estimated 2,1
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Micah Pollak, an assistant professor in the Northwestern Department of Economics at Indiana University, pointed out in a recent “Indiana Business Research Center” article that this growth reversed the deindustrialization and unemployment of the steel industry in the region. Long-term trend.
He wrote that the expansion of the South Shore Line commuter rail, “more types of high-end retail, restaurants and wineries”, and the expansion of bicycle lanes and green spaces have improved public transportation and now allows the region to better meet demand and Expectations for the next generation. “
“Although northwest Indiana used to be an area where many residents hoped to leave one day, we are now seeing more and more people returning, choosing to stay here or being attracted to the area,” Pollack wrote.
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