The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#27 Youngstown, Ohio

The fastest shrinking cities in the US 14

Population in 2010: 66,982

Population in 2012: 65,405

Youngstown Ohio is an epicenter of steel production, but all that changed when the United states fell into a recession in the 1970s. Fast forward to the 21st century, and Youngstown is still reeling from economic issues. The city experienced a decline of 1,577 from 2010 to 2012, mainly due to poverty and high crime rates. It’s no mystery why a large portion of the population decided to move to find better opportunities elsewhere.

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