The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#5 Johnstown, Pennsylvania

The fastest shrinking cities in the US 13
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Population in 2010: 143,679

Population in 2020: 133,472 

Johnstown is a quiet city in Pennsylvania that has been experiencing a population decline ever since its mills closed down a few decades ago. After being unable to provide a significant number of jobs, the unemployment rate skyrocketed and prompted many of its residents to move elsewhere to  find better opportunities. Within the previous decade, Johnstown’s population declined by 7.1%.

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