Special Report

The 16 States Where the Population Shrank Since the Pandemic Started

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16. Rhode Island
> 1-year change in population: -0.1%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 1,096,229
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 1,095,610
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 1,545.43

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15. New Mexico
> 1-year change in population: -0.1%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 2,117,566
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 2,115,877
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 3,924.43

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14. Ohio
> 1-year change in population: -0.1%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 11,790,587
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 11,780,017
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 9,208

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13. Maryland
> 1-year change in population: -0.1%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 6,172,679
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 6,165,129
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 2,423.71

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12. New Jersey
> 1-year change in population: -0.1%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 9,279,743
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 9,267,130
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 5,617.14

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