New U.S. Census Bureau Report Shows Illinois Population Increased
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The U.S. Census Bureau is revealing that Illinois was undercounted during the 2020 census. A review of the census data shows that Illinois was undercounted by nearly two-percent. That means that Illinois’ population grew by nearly 250-thousand people and is now above 13 million people for the first time in state history. Governor Pritzker celebrated the news, saying Illinois is now a state on the rise with a growing population.