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U.S. Cities Which Have Cut their Population in Half

Name all U.S. cities over 50,000 people which have lost more than half of their peak population.
City proper populations.
Current populations are according to the 2021 population estimates.
Sources: citypopulation.de and Wikipedia
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Last updated: June 1, 2022
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Population
Pop. at peak
Year of peak
State
Answer
632,464
1,849,568
1950
Michigan
Detroit
367,991
914,808
1950
Ohio
Cleveland
300,431
676,806
1950
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
293,310
856,796
1950
Missouri
St. Louis
276,807
580,132
1950
New York
Buffalo
80,628
196,940
1960
Michigan
Flint
68,325
178,320
1960
Indiana
Gary
60,270
170,002
1930
Ohio
Youngstown
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Level 85
Jun 1, 2022
Among smaller cities, East St Louis lost over 75% of its population from 1960 to 2020.
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Level 65
Sep 25, 2022
Probably don’t need the state for a hint but cool quiz
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Level 82
Sep 25, 2022
No wonder so many people are moving out of these cities if they are cutting people in half there...
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Level 82
Sep 25, 2022
My dad's from Youngstown/Boardman. Grandpa was a steel worker. Last generation of workers in a dying industry.