Special Report

Cities Americans Are Abandoning

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33. Beckley, WV
> Population change due to migration, 2010-2020: -5.2% (-6,463)
> Overall population change, 2010-2020: -7.9% (-9,928)
> Poverty rate: 17.9% (47th highest out of 384 metro areas)
> 2020 population estimate: 114,982 (336th highest out of 384 metro areas)

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32. Binghamton, NY
> Population change due to migration, 2010-2020: -5.3% (-13,402)
> Overall population change, 2010-2020: -5.7% (-14,398)
> Poverty rate: 16.6% (69th highest out of 384 metro areas)
> 2020 population estimate: 237,324 (196th highest out of 384 metro areas)

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31. St. Joseph, MO-KS
> Population change due to migration, 2010-2020: -5.3% (-6,783)
> Overall population change, 2010-2020: -3.7% (-4,767)
> Poverty rate: 14.3% (131st highest out of 384 metro areas)
> 2020 population estimate: 122,556 (326th highest out of 384 metro areas)

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30. New Bern, NC
> Population change due to migration, 2010-2020: -5.4% (-6,789)
> Overall population change, 2010-2020: -2.8% (-3,606)
> Poverty rate: 14.1% (135th highest out of 384 metro areas)
> 2020 population estimate: 123,198 (324th highest out of 384 metro areas)

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29. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
> Population change due to migration, 2010-2020: -5.4% (-21,580)
> Overall population change, 2010-2020: -1.6% (-6,210)
> Poverty rate: 22.2% (12th highest out of 384 metro areas)
> 2020 population estimate: 392,404 (140th highest out of 384 metro areas)