Special Report

The Fastest Shrinking Place In Every State


To identify the fastest-shrinking place in every state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed population change from 2010 to 2019 in over 9,000 cities, towns, villages, and census designated places with populations of at least 1,000. We only considered places where the margin of error for the population was less than 10%. All data are five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. We also reviewed data on median household income and annual unemployment for 2019 from the ACS.