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2010 Census: Suburban population growth and water supply

Source: U.S. Census and Illinois DNR, map by Ryan Griffin-Stegink

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Data from the 2010 Census shows that the collar counties are growing much faster than the inner communities, which represents a shift from Lake Michigan water to other sources, primarily groundwater.  This map shows that the fastest-growing communities are mostly outside of the area that pumps Lake Michigan water.  Read more in this blog post.

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