The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#10 Wheeling, West Virginia

The fastest shrinking cities in the US 14
Brandon W. Holmes , Wikimedia Commons

Population in 2010: 147,950

Population in 2020: 139,513 

Wheeling is a haven for the iron nails industry and has earned the nickname, “Nail capital of the world”. This city is also the tenth fastest shrinking metro area in the country with a population that waned by 5.7% from 2010 to 2020.

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