The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#20 Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama

Population in 2010: 205,593

Population in 2019: 198,525 

Montgomery is home to a fleet of historic and cultural landmarks, such as the Alabama State Capitol, First White House of the Confederacy, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church, and the Alabama Shakespeare Theater. Also known as the Heart of Dixie, this city’s population is 3.44% lower in 2019 than it was in 2010. The population decline has been partly attributed to an increase in crime.

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