Study shows Illinois lost 150,000 millennials from 2011 to 2014

IRS data shows Texas, Colorado among states gaining in millennials

CHICAGO, Ill. - A new report shows Illinois is losing a lot of young people to other states.

The nonprofit Illinois Policy Institute's study released today shows nearly 150,000 millennials left the state between 2011 and 2014. Illinois ranks as the nation's second biggest net loser of millennial taxpayers trailing only New York.

The IRS says 81,000 millennial taxpayers left during the same time. Illinois Policy Institute's study also shows Illinois lost an average of 17,000 millennial college students each year during that time. IRS data shows Texas, Colorado, and Washington gained the most millennial taxpayers from 2011 to 2014.

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