Is there a city in the state of Illinois that is having a population explosion, more than all the rest? These places can be referred to as "Boomtowns" because of their explosive population growth. But why? GoBanking

Boomtowns are considered the fastest-growing cities in America due to rapid business and population growth. An example of such a place is Woodbridge, Virginia, which saw massive five- and eight-year percentage changes in population at 863.35% and 840.66%, respectively. - GoBanking

So there's an example...Woodbridge, Virginia. But what about closer to home, what city in Illinois can we refer to as a "Boomtown?"

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The go-to has to be Chicago, right? With all that the big city offers, the Illinois "Boomtown" has to be the Windy City, right? WRONG.

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The winner, the Boomtown, the city in Illinois with the most population growth...


I do not know much about Evanston, Illinois...other than it's growing, and booming.

Evanston, Il is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, situated on the North Shore along Lake Michigan. A suburb of Chicago, Evanston is 12 miles (19 km) north of Downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, Wilmette to the north, and Lake Michigan to the east. WIKI



Here are the stats about the population growth in Evanston, Illinois. GoBanking

  • Change in population:
    • 1 year: 6.05%
    • 5 years: 3.95%
    • 8 years: 4.69%
  • Change in occupied housing units:
    • 1 year: 6.28%
    • 5 years: 4.06%
    • 8 years: 4.81%
  • Change in owner-occupied housing units:
    • 1 year: 5.64%
    • 5 years: 4.77%
    • 8 years: 2.81%


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