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Income flows out of Champaign County from 2009 to 2010

By Dan Petrella/CU-CitizenAccess -- The average income of taxpayers who moved out of Champaign County between 2009 and 2010 was about $4,000 higher than the income of those who moved into Champaign County during the same time, according to recent Internal Revenue Service data.

Each year, the IRS releases figures showing the number of income-tax filers who move into and out of each U.S. county from year to year. The data set includes the number of returns filed -- showing the number of households that relocated -- and the number of personal exemptions -- showing how many people relocated. The figures also include the total adjusted gross income of those who moved, which can be used to calculate the average income of people moving to and from a county.

Overall, 1,143 more people moved away from Champaign County between 2009 and 2010 than moved to it, according to the data.

Cook County was the top location for people moving both to and from Champaign County, with 762 individuals moving from Cook to Champaign and 842 moving from Champaign to Cook.

Outside of Illinois, the top destination for people leaving Champaign was Los Angeles County, Calif., with 95 people moving to the home of Hollywood.

The out-of-state locale that sent the most people to Champaign County was Marion County, Ind. In all, 206 people moved here from the Indianapolis area.

Use the map below to explore the data in more detail. Each shaded area represents a county from which at least 10 households moved to Champaign County or one to which at least 10 Champaign County households relocated. The darker the shade of red, the greater the number of households that moved to or from Champaign County. Click on the county for more details.

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Sources: Internal Revenue Service, Missouri Census Data Center

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