Cities Americans Are Abandoning

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40. Erie, PA
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -8,511
> Population change, 2010-2017: -2.1% (280,564 to 274,541)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 22,920 births, 20,396 deaths
> Median home value: $125,700

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39. Mobile, AL
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -8,517
> Population change, 2010-2017: +0.2% (413,143 to 413,955)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 40,422 births, 30,886 deaths
> Median home value: $126,800

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38. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -8,550
> Population change, 2010-2017: -1.7% (274,540 to 269,918)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 22,801 births, 18,976 deaths
> Median home value: $215,100

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37. Fayetteville, NC
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -8,741
> Population change, 2010-2017: +5.6% (366,322 to 386,662)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 47,548 births, 19,638 deaths
> Median home value: $134,600

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36. Jacksonville, NC
> Population decrease due to migration, 2010-2017: -8,791
> Population change, 2010-2017: +9.1% (177,799 to 193,893)
> Natural growth, 2010-2017: 30,768 births, 7,184 deaths
> Median home value: $151,500