The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#19 Rockford, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois
Credit: Wikipedia

Population in 2010: 153,147 

Population in 2019: 145,609 

Rockford is famously known as the “Forest City” thanks to its 7 acres of beautiful parklands and cultural significance. This includes the Anderson Japanese Gardens, the BMO Harris Bank Center, Tinker Swiss Cottage, the Laurent House, and the Burpee Museum of Natural History. With regard to population size, Rockford’s declined by 4.92% over the recent years due to a decline in remanufacturing jobs and high taxes.

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