The fastest shrinking cities in the US

These American cities are feeling the effects of economic decline

#8 Decatur, Illinois

The fastest shrinking cities in the US 13
Gil Lebois, Wikimedia Commons

Population in 2010: 110,768 

Population in 2020: 103,998 

Decatur is a town in Illinois that is perfect for those who love to soak in that classic suburban feel. As the largest city in the county seat of Macon County, this place was also the most densely populated city in the state. However, it is still the 8th fastest shrinking city in America with a population decline of 6.1% within 10 years. The population decline has been attributed to the loss of manufacturing jobs.

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