Special Report

Cities Americans Are Abandoning

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28. Anchorage, AK
> Population change due to migration, 2010-2020: -5.4% (-20,661)
> Overall population change, 2010-2020: +4.2% (16,075)
> Poverty rate: 10.0% (313th highest out of 384 metro areas)
> 2020 population estimate: 397,308 (135th highest out of 384 metro areas)

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27. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
> Population change due to migration, 2010-2020: -5.5% (-518,000)
> Overall population change, 2010-2020: -0.6% (-54,902)
> Poverty rate: 10.6% (291st highest out of 384 metro areas)
> 2020 population estimate: 9,406,638 (3rd highest out of 384 metro areas)

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26. Salinas, CA
> Population change due to migration, 2010-2020: -5.5% (-22,797)
> Overall population change, 2010-2020: +3.8% (15,848)
> Poverty rate: 12.7% (198th highest out of 384 metro areas)
> 2020 population estimate: 430,906 (125th highest out of 384 metro areas)

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25. Lima, OH
> Population change due to migration, 2010-2020: -5.5% (-5,865)
> Overall population change, 2010-2020: -4.1% (-4,315)
> Poverty rate: 12.0% (228th highest out of 384 metro areas)
> 2020 population estimate: 101,980 (354th highest out of 384 metro areas)

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24. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
> Population change due to migration, 2010-2020: -5.5% (-15,198)
> Overall population change, 2010-2020: -4.2% (-11,587)
> Poverty rate: 11.1% (272nd highest out of 384 metro areas)
> 2020 population estimate: 262,945 (188th highest out of 384 metro areas)