The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#12 Baltimore, Maryland

The fastest shrinking cities in the US 13

Population in 2010: 620,915

Population in 2019: 593,490

Baltimore is famous for the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, the National Aquarium Fells Point Historic District, Inner Harbor, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. It’s clear that there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained there, however, that didn’t stop the population from dwindling 4.42% over the past few years.

Population decline has been attributed to daily stressors such as litter, parking, property crime and vacant housing, high property taxes and insurance rates, poor-performing public schools, and few market-rate housing choices for new retirees. In addition, since 2015, violence has spiked in Baltimore, with more than 300 homicides each year.

Source: Baltimore Sun

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