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List of shrinking cities in the United States


The following municipalities in the United States have lost at least 20% of their population, from a peak of over 100,000, since 1950 In all but a few cases, the surrounding metropolitan areas and urban areas including the shrinking metropolitan areas have increased in population In recent decades, most of the cities in the Northeast have begun growing again1

Contents

  • 1 Geography
  • 2 Shrinking cities
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References

Geographyedit

Further information: Rust belt

A patchwork of cities across the northern United States, because of their vibrant industrial economies, were referred to collectively as "the Foundry of the Nation"2 These are also referred to as the Manufacturing Belt or the Factory Belt This includes most of the cities of the Midwest out to the Mississippi River, and many of those in the New England and Mid-Atlantic states, particularly those away from the Eastern Seaboard After World War II, the cities in the area among the nation's 100 largest in the middle-20th century had population that had fallen most by the century's end3

At the center lies an area stretching from northern Indiana and southern Michigan in the west to Upstate New York in the east, where local tax revenues still rely more heavily on manufacturing than on any other sector by far the largest contiguous area of the US where this is the case4

Shrinking citiesedit

Buffalo Cleveland Detroit Gary New Orleans Pittsburgh St Louis Youngstown
City 1950
population
Peak population
year
2010
population
Decline
from peak
 % decline
from peak
Akron, Ohio 7005274605000000000♠274,605 7005290351000000000♠290,351 1960 7005199110000000000♠199,110 7004912410000000000♠91,241 7001345000000000000♠345%
Albany, New York 7005134995000000000♠134,995 7005134995000000000♠134,995 1950 7004978560000000000♠97,856 7004371390000000000♠37,139 7001275000000000000♠275%
Baltimore, Maryland 7005949708000000000♠949,708 7005949708000000000♠949,708 1950 7005620961000000000♠620,961 7005328747000000000♠328,747 7001346000000000000♠346%
Birmingham, Alabama 7005326037000000000♠326,037 7005340887000000000♠340,887 1960 7005212237000000000♠212,237 7005128650000000000♠128,650 7001377000000000000♠377%
Boston, Massachusetts 7005801444000000000♠801,444 7005801444000000000♠801,444 1950 7005617594000000000♠617,594 7005183850000000000♠183,850 7001229000000000000♠229%
Buffalo, New York 7005580132000000000♠580,132 7005580132000000000♠580,132 1950 7005270240000000000♠270,240 7005309892000000000♠309,892 7001534000000000000♠534%
Camden, New Jersey 7005124555000000000♠124,555 7005124555000000000♠124,555 1950 7004773440000000000♠77,344 7004472110000000000♠47,211 7001379000000000000♠379%
Canton, Ohio 7005116912000000000♠116,912 7005116912000000000♠116,912 1950 7004730070000000000♠73,007 7004439050000000000♠43,905 7001376000000000000♠376%
Chicago, Illinois 7006362096200000000♠3,620,962 7006362096200000000♠3,620,962 1950 7006269559800000000♠2,695,598 7005925364000000000♠925,364 7001256000000000000♠256%
Cincinnati, Ohio 7005503998000000000♠503,998 7005503998000000000♠503,998 1950 7005296943000000000♠296,943 7005207055000000000♠207,055 7001411000000000000♠411%
Cleveland, Ohio 7005914808000000000♠914,808 7005914808000000000♠914,808 1950 7005396815000000000♠396,815 7005517993000000000♠517,993 7001566000000000000♠566%
Dayton, Ohio 7005243872000000000♠243,872 7005262332000000000♠262,332 1960 7005141527000000000♠141,527 7005120805000000000♠120,805 7001461000000000000♠461%
Detroit, Michigan 7006184956800000000♠1,849,568 7006184956800000000♠1,849,568 1950 7005713777000000000♠713,777 7006113579100000000♠1,135,791 7001614000000000000♠614%
Erie, Pennsylvania 7005130803000000000♠130,803 7005138440000000000♠138,440 1960 7005101786000000000♠101,786 7004366540000000000♠36,654 7001265000000000000♠265%
Flint, Michigan 7005163413000000000♠163,413 7005196940000000000♠196,940 1960 7005102434000000000♠102,434 7004945060000000000♠94,506 7001480000000000000♠48%
Gary, Indiana 7005133911000000000♠133,911 7005178320000000000♠178,320 1960 7004802940000000000♠80,294 7004980260000000000♠98,026 7001550000000000000♠55%
Hammond, Indiana 7004875950000000000♠87,595 7005111698000000000♠111,698 1960 7004808300000000000♠80,830 7004308680000000000♠30,868 7001276000000000000♠276%
Hartford, Connecticut 7005177397000000000♠177,397 7005177397000000000♠177,397 1950 7005124060000000000♠124,060 7004533370000000000♠53,337 7001301000000000000♠301%
Jersey City, New Jersey 7005299017000000000♠299,017 7005316715000000000♠316,715 1930 7005247597000000000♠247,597 7004691180000000000♠69,118 7001218000000000000♠218%
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 7005637392000000000♠637,392 7005741324000000000♠741,324 1960 7005594833000000000♠594,833 7005146491000000000♠146,491 7001198000000000000♠198%
Minneapolis, Minnesota 7005521718000000000♠521,718 7005521718000000000♠521,718 1950 7005382578000000000♠382,578 7005139140000000000♠139,140 7001267000000000000♠267%
Newark, New Jersey 7005438776000000000♠438,776 7005442337000000000♠442,337 1930 7005277140000000000♠277,140 7005165197000000000♠165,197 7001373009999900000♠373%
New Haven, Connecticut 7005164443000000000♠164,443 7005164443000000000♠164,443 1950 7005129779000000000♠129,779 7004346640000000000♠34,664 7001211000000000000♠211%
New Orleans, Louisiana 7005570445000000000♠570,445 7005627525000000000♠627,525 1960 7005384320000000000♠384,320 7005243205000000000♠243,205 7001388009999900000♠388%
Niagara Falls, New York 7004908720000000000♠90,872 7005102394000000000♠102,394 1960 7004501940000000000♠50,194 7004522000000000000♠52,200 7001510000000000000♠51%
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 7006207160500000000♠2,071,605 7006207160500000000♠2,071,605 1950 7006152600600000000♠1,526,006 7005545599000000000♠545,599 7001263000000000000♠263%
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7005676806000000000♠676,806 7005676806000000000♠676,806 1950 7005305704000000000♠305,704 7005371102000000000♠371,102 7001548000000000000♠548%
Providence, Rhode Island 7005248674000000000♠248,674 7005253504000000000♠253,504 1940 7005178042000000000♠178,042 7004749390000000000♠74,939 7001296000000000000♠296%
Reading, Pennsylvania 7005109320000000000♠109,320 7005111171000000000♠111,171 1930 7004880820000000000♠88,082 7004230890000000000♠23,089 7001208000000000000♠208%
Rochester, New York 7005332488000000000♠332,488 7005332488000000000♠332,488 1950 7005210565000000000♠210,565 7005121923000000000♠121,923 7001367000000000000♠367%
Scranton, Pennsylvania 7005125536000000000♠125,536 7005143333000000000♠143,333 1930 7004760890000000000♠76,089 7004672440000000000♠67,244 7001469000000000000♠469%
Somerville, Massachusetts 7005102351000000000♠102,351 7005103908000000000♠103,908 1930 7004757540000000000♠75,754 7004281540000000000♠28,154 7001271000000000000♠271%
South Bend, Indiana 7005115911000000000♠115,911 7005132445000000000♠132,445 1960 7005101168000000000♠101,168 7004312770000000000♠31,277 7001236000000000000♠236%
St Louis, Missouri 7005856796000000000♠856,796 7005856796000000000♠856,796 1950 7005319294000000000♠319,294 7005537502000000000♠537,502 7001627000000000000♠627%
Syracuse, New York 7005220583000000000♠220,583 7005220583000000000♠220,583 1950 7005145170000000000♠145,170 7004754130000000000♠75,413 7001342000000000000♠342%
Toledo, Ohio 7005303616000000000♠303,616 7005383818000000000♠383,818 1970 7005287208000000000♠287,208 7004966100000000000♠96,610 7001252000000000000♠252%
Trenton, New Jersey 7005128009000000000♠128,009 7005128009000000000♠128,009 1950 7004849130000000000♠84,913 7004430960000000000♠43,096 7001337000000000000♠337%
Utica, New York 7005100489000000000♠100,489 7005101740000000000♠101,740 1930 7004622350000000000♠62,235 7004395050000000000♠39,505 7001388009999900000♠388%
Washington, DC 7005802178000000000♠802,178 7005802178000000000♠802,178 1950 7005601723000000000♠601,723 7005200455000000000♠200,455 7001250000000000000♠25%
Wilmington, Delaware 7005110356000000000♠110,356 7005112504000000000♠112,504 1940 7004708510000000000♠70,851 7004416530000000000♠41,653 7001370000000000000♠37%
Youngstown, Ohio 7005168330000000000♠168,330 7005170002000000000♠170,002 1930 7004669820000000000♠66,982 7005103020000000000♠103,020 7001606000000000000♠606%

Note: New Orleans' population is registering large increases post-Hurricane Katrina
Some cities like San Francisco and Chicago registered 4 decades of population declines 1950 thru 1980 before growing again In 1980, SF may have been considered a shrinking city but this is no longer the case

See alsoedit

  • Commuter town
  • Decline of Detroit
  • Depopulation of the Great Plains
  • Rural flight
  • Urban sprawl
  • Urbanization
  • White flight
  • Black flight

International:

  • List of Canadian municipalities having experienced population decreases
  • List of cities whose population has fallen under a million

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "By 2040, DC's population could be close to 900,000" Retrieved 16 June 2016 
  2. ^ "Sun On The Snow Belt editorial" Chicago Tribune August 25, 1985 Retrieved October 7, 2015 
  3. ^ Hansen, Jeff; et al March 10, 2007 "Which Way Forward" The Birmingham News Retrieved October 7, 2015 
  4. ^ "Rural Classifications: 2004 County Typology Codes" USDA Economic Research Service Retrieved October 7, 2015 


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