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15 States Americans Don't Want To Live In Anymore

5. The Nitty-Gritty About Illinois
With close to 12.8 million people living in Illinois, it has the fifth largest population among the 50 states. The state is 57,914. square miles, which puts it right in the middle in relative size compared with the other states, at No. 25.

The population density of Illinois is 230 people per square mile, making it the 12th most densely populated state in the country. It ranks No. 1 in outbound moves, with nearly 65% of moves heading out of state.