Special Report

These Places Shrunk the Most in the Last Year

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35. Wichita County, Kansas
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -2.9% (-62 people)
> Net change from migration: -66 people
> Natural population change: +6 people
> Total population, 2021: 2,082
> Largest place in county: Leoti

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34. Washington, District of Columbia
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -2.9% (-20,043 people)
> Net change from migration: -21,902 people
> Natural population change: +2,171 people
> Total population, 2021: 670,050
> Largest place in county: Washington, D.C.

33. McDowell County, West Virginia
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -2.9% (-553 people)
> Net change from migration: -340 people
> Natural population change: -209 people
> Total population, 2021: 18,363
> Largest place in county: Welch

32. Macon County, Alabama
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.0% (-581 people)
> Net change from migration: -409 people
> Natural population change: -166 people
> Total population, 2021: 18,895
> Largest place in county: Tuskegee

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31. Suffolk County, Massachusetts
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.0% (-24,186 people)
> Net change from migration: -25,884 people
> Natural population change: +2,110 people
> Total population, 2021: 771,245
> Largest place in county: Boston

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