Special Report

Cities Americans Are Abandoning

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20. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.8% (-3,180)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -0.9% (-3,370)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 4.0%
Median home value: $156,900
Total population: 389,155

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19. Casper, WY
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.8% (-650)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -0.8% (-674)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 4.4%
Median home value: $215,400
Total population: 79,555

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18. Salinas, CA
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.8% (-3,683)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -0.3% (-1,175)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 5.8%
Median home value: $559,400
Total population: 437,325

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17. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.8% (-54,211)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -0.5% (-29,280)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 3.6%
Median home value: $436,600
Total population: 6,356,434

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16. Grand Forks, ND-MN
Population change due to migration, 2020-2021: -0.9% (-894)
Total population change, 2020-2021: -0.6% (-651)
Unemployment rate, April 2022: 2.3%
Median home value: $195,500
Total population: 103,462

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