Special Report

These Places Shrunk the Most in the Last Year

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25. Phillips County, Arkansas
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.3% (-539 people)
> Net change from migration: -514 people
> Natural population change: -16 people
> Total population, 2021: 15,906
> Largest place in county: West Helena

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24. Issaquena County, Mississippi
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.5% (-46 people)
> Net change from migration: -31 people
> Natural population change: -14 people
> Total population, 2021: 1,280
> Largest place in county: Mayersville

23. Wrangell City and Borough, Alaska
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.5% (-75 people)
> Net change from migration: -27 people
> Natural population change: -48 people
> Total population, 2021: 2,055
> Largest place in county: N/A

22. Quitman County, Mississippi
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.5% (-218 people)
> Net change from migration: -188 people
> Natural population change: -28 people
> Total population, 2021: 5,935
> Largest place in county: Marks

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21. Gosper County, Nebraska
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.5% (-67 people)
> Net change from migration: -52 people
> Natural population change: -14 people
> Total population, 2021: 1,824
> Largest place in county: Elwood

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