The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#30 New Bedford, Massachusetts

The fastest shrinking cities in the US 14
Kevin Saff, Wikimedia Commons

Population in 2010: 95,072  

Population in 2012: 94,929 

New Bedford, Massachusetts, is celebrated as being the first US flag flown during the American Revolutionary War. Also, if you want to stroll in Fort Taber Park or marvel at the wildlife at Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford will be one of your new favorite places.

Despite its rich history, the population isn’t quite so rich, as the average household income is below the poverty line. Hence, searching for better career opportunities is one of the primary reasons for the residents to move elsewhere.

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