Special Report

The 16 States Where the Population Shrank Since the Pandemic Started

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6. Massachusetts
> 1-year change in population: -0.5%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 7,022,220
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 6,984,723
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 6,939.29

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5. Louisiana
> 1-year change in population: -0.6%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 4,651,203
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 4,624,047
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 5,389.14

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4. California
> 1-year change in population: -0.7%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 39,499,738
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 39,237,836
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 74,200.29

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3. Hawaii
> 1-year change in population: -0.7%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 1,451,911
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 1,441,553
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 2,005.71

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2. Illinois
> 1-year change in population: -0.9%
> Population estimate (July 1, 2020) 12,785,245
> Population estimate (July 1, 2021) 12,671,469
> Avg. new COVID-19 cases, past 7 days 11,872.86

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