The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#23 Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee

Population in 2010: 646,889

Population in 2020: 633,104 

Memphis means “established” and “beautiful”. While that description may be true for the birthplace of blues and rock and roll, this city ranks high up for places with a shrinking population in the US. The culprits behind the city’s population depreciation include limited public transportation options and high poverty levels.

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