The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#4 Beckley, West Virginia

The fastest shrinking cities in the US 13
Tim Kiser, Wikimedia Commons

Population in 2010: 124, 898

Population in 2020: 115,079  

The city of Beckley is nickname the “Smokeless Capital” and is famous for its coal mine exhibition and the Tamarack, a showcase of Appalachian arts. Despite its rich history of coal fields, Beckley’s population has decreased from 124,898 to 115,079 in a mere span of 10 years.

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