Special Report

The Fastest Shrinking Place In Every State

Kansas: Oswego
> 2010-2019 population change: -21.4% (state: +3.6%)
> Median household income: $43,232 (state: $59,597)
> 5-yr. avg. unemployment: 0.7% (state: 4.1%)
> Total population: 1,676 in 2019, 2,133 in 2010

Kentucky: Fort Knox
> 2010-2019 population change: -27.1% (state: +3.8%)
> Median household income: $59,323 (state: $50,589)
> 5-yr. avg. unemployment: 5.3% (state: 5.6%)
> Total population: 8,695 in 2019, 11,933 in 2010

Louisiana: Norco
> 2010-2019 population change: -15.6% (state: +5.3%)
> Median household income: $68,271 (state: $49,469)
> 5-yr. avg. unemployment: 2.8% (state: 6.5%)
> Total population: 2,850 in 2019, 3,375 in 2010

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Maine: Winslow
> 2010-2019 population change: -37.0% (state: +0.6%)
> Median household income: $46,980 (state: $57,918)
> 5-yr. avg. unemployment: 3.2% (state: 4.1%)
> Total population: 4,928 in 2019, 7,823 in 2010

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Maryland: Sykesville
> 2010-2019 population change: -11.6% (state: +5.7%)
> Median household income: $109,393 (state: $84,805)
> 5-yr. avg. unemployment: 2.9% (state: 5.1%)
> Total population: 3,939 in 2019, 4,454 in 2010