Special Report

These Places Shrunk the Most in the Last Year

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20. Reagan County, Texas
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.6% (-123 people)
> Net change from migration: -152 people
> Natural population change: +32 people
> Total population, 2021: 3,253
> Largest place in county: Big Lake

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19. Lipscomb County, Texas
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.6% (-111 people)
> Net change from migration: -126 people
> Natural population change: +16 people
> Total population, 2021: 2,931
> Largest place in county: Booker

18. Borden County, Texas
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.7% (-24 people)
> Net change from migration: -19 people
> Natural population change: -5 people
> Total population, 2021: 617
> Largest place in county: N/A

17. Sioux County, North Dakota
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.8% (-146 people)
> Net change from migration: -131 people
> Natural population change: -13 people
> Total population, 2021: 3,738
> Largest place in county: Cannon Ball

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16. Logan County, Nebraska
> Net population change, 2020-2021: -3.8% (-27 people)
> Net change from migration: -23 people
> Natural population change: -3 people
> Total population, 2021: 687
> Largest place in county: Stapleton

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