Census: City loses 200K, metro area gains 210K

Chicago’s population fell by more than 200,000 to 2,695,598 people over the course of the last decade, due in large part to an outflux of African-American residents, according to new Census data trickling out through Crain’s.

At the same time, the population of the metropolitan area as a whole grew by about 210,000 people, with major growth in Kane and Will counties helping to offset a decline in Cook County.

Crain’s will have more details and links to official tables in the coming hours.

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