The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#24 Altoona, Pennsylvania

The fastest shrinking cities in the US 13

Population in 2010: 46,320 

Population in 2020: 43,963 

Known for its fascinating museums, lakes, and candy factories, there are tons to keep you entertained in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Moreover, this city is deemed as a historic railroad town and transportation gateway. On the downside, chances of getting affected by its soaring crime and poverty levels are quite high, which are the main reasons that people are leaving.

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