Special Report

The Fastest Shrinking Place In Every State

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Hawaii: Waimanalo Beach
> 2010-2019 population change: -11.9% (state: +6.6%)
> Median household income: $85,515 (state: $81,275)
> 5-yr. avg. unemployment: 5.8% (state: 4.3%)
> Total population: 4,076 in 2019, 4,629 in 2010

Idaho: Mountain Home Air Force Base
> 2010-2019 population change: -16.7% (state: +12.5%)
> Median household income: $44,007 (state: $55,785)
> 5-yr. avg. unemployment: 10.6% (state: 4.3%)
> Total population: 3,009 in 2019, 3,613 in 2010

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Illinois: Cairo
> 2010-2019 population change: -28.5% (state: +0.2%)
> Median household income: $26,439 (state: $65,886)
> 5-yr. avg. unemployment: 7.0% (state: 5.9%)
> Total population: 2,120 in 2019, 2,963 in 2010

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Indiana: Dunkirk
> 2010-2019 population change: -17.0% (state: +3.9%)
> Median household income: $39,196 (state: $56,303)
> 5-yr. avg. unemployment: 5.4% (state: 4.8%)
> Total population: 2,022 in 2019, 2,437 in 2010

Iowa: Sac City
> 2010-2019 population change: -12.8% (state: +4.1%)
> Median household income: $49,744 (state: $60,523)
> 5-yr. avg. unemployment: 3.7% (state: 3.7%)
> Total population: 2,001 in 2019, 2,294 in 2010