Counties with the largest numeric growth are located in the south and the west, with counties in Texas taking four out of the top 10 spots according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released last month.
These statistics provide population estimates, rankings and components of change for the nation’s 390 metropolitan statistical areas, 555 micropolitan statistical areas, and 3,142 counties, as well as population estimates and rankings for Puerto Rico’s 78 municipios.
According to the Census’ press release, between 2010 and 2018, 1,481 (47.1 percent) counties gained population and 1,661 (52.9 percent) lost population.[Source: U.S. Census Bureau] [Source: U.S. Census Bureau]
An additional resource available to understand demographic trends in Illinois (specifically in the Chicago area) is this recent report from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). This report offers a detailed analysis, along with charts and maps, of population changes in the Chicago area. Maps depict changes in income, age groups, and racial groups by township and Chicago Community Areas (CCAs).