Special Report

The 16 States Where the Population Shrank Since the Pandemic Started

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11. Michigan
> 1-year change in population: -0.2%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 10,067,664
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 10,050,811
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 12,871.14

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10. Pennsylvania
> 1-year change in population: -0.2%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 12,989,625
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 12,964,056
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 11,378.57

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9. Mississippi
> 1-year change in population: -0.2%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 2,956,870
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 2,949,965
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 4,760.71

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8. West Virginia
> 1-year change in population: -0.4%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 1,789,798
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 1,782,959
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 3,500.86

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7. North Dakota
> 1-year change in population: -0.5%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 778,962
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 774,948
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 1,672.14

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