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U.S. Cities That Have Lost Population

Name these major cities that have not recovered from their peak population
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State
Peak Population
Year
2020 Population
Decline
City
Illinois
3,620,962
1950
2,746,388
-24.2%
Chicago
Pennsylvania
2,071,605
1950
1,603,797
-22.6%
Philadelphia
Michigan
1,849,568
1950
639,111
-65.4%
Detroit
Maryland
949,708
1950
585,708
-38.3%
Baltimore
Ohio
914,808
1950
372,624
-59.3%
Cleveland
Missouri
856,796
1950
301,578
-64.8%
St. Louis
Massachusetts
801,444
1950
675,647
-15.7%
Boston
Wisconsin
741,324
1960
577,222
-22.1%
Milwaukee
Pennsylvania
676,806
1950
302,971
-55.2%
Pittsburgh
Tennessee
650,100
2000
633,104
-2.6%
Memphis
Louisiana
627,525
1960
383,997
-38.8%
New Orleans
New York
580,132
1950
278,349
-52.0%
Buffalo
Minnesota
521,718
1950
429,954
-17.6%
Minneapolis
Ohio
503,998
1950
309,317
-38.6%
Cincinnati
New Jersey
442,337
1930
311,549
-29.6%
Newark
Ohio
383,818
1970
270,871
-29.4%
Toledo
Hawaii
371,657
2000
350,964
-5.6%
Honolulu
Alabama
340,887
1960
200,733
-41.1%
Birmingham
California
337,977
2000
310,227
-8.2%
Santa Ana
New York
332,488
1950
211,328
-36.4%
Rochester
New Jersey
316,715
1930
292,449
-7.7%
Jersey City
Minnesota
313,411
1960
311,527
-0.6%
Saint Paul
Virginia
307,951
1970
238,005
-22.7%
Norfolk
Alaska
291,826
2010
291,246
-0.2%
Anchorage
Ohio
290,351
1960
190,469
-34.4%
Akron
Ohio
262,332
1960
137,644
-47.5%
Dayton
Rhode Island
253,504
1940
190,934
-24.7%
Providence
Virginia
249,621
1970
226,610
-9.2%
Richmond
Louisiana
229,493
2010
227,470
-0.9%
Baton Rouge
Florida
226,419
2000
223,109
-1.5%
Hialeah
New York
220,583
1950
148,620
-32.6%
Syracuse
Louisiana
206,989
1980
187,593
-9.4%
Shreveport
Alabama
205,764
2010
200,603
-2.5%
Montgomery
Mississippi
202,895
1980
153,701
-24.2%
Jackson
Alabama
202,779
1960
187,041
-7.8%
Mobile
Illinois
197,899
2010
180,542
-8.8%
Aurora
Michigan
196,940
1960
81,252
-58.7%
Flint
Michigan
179,260
1970
139,387
-22.2%
Warren
Indiana
178,320
1960
69,093
-61.3%
Gary
Connecticut
177,397
1950
121,054
-31.8%
Hartford
Massachusetts
174,463
1960
155,929
-10.6%
Springfield
Ohio
170,002
1930
60,068
-64.7%
Youngstown
Kansas
168,213
1970
156,607
-6.9%
Kansas City
Connecticut
164,443
1950
134,023
-18.5%
New Haven
Connecticut
158,709
1950
148,654
-6.3%
Bridgeport
Illinois
152,871
2010
148,655
-2.8%
Rockford
Georgia
149,245
1960
147,780
-1.0%
Savannah
Virginia
146,437
2000
137,148
-6.3%
Hampton
Pennsylvania
143,433
1930
76,328
-46.8%
Scranton
Indiana
141,543
1960
117,298
-17.1%
Evansville
Pennsylvania
138,440
1960
94,831
-31.5%
Erie
New York
134,995
1950
99,224
-26.5%
Albany
Indiana
132,445
1960
103,453
-21.9%
South Bend
Michigan
131,403
1970
112,644
-14.3%
Lansing
New Jersey
128,009
1950
90,871
-29.0%
Trenton
Kansas
127,473
2010
126,587
-0.7%
Topeka
Illinois
126,963
1970
113,150
-10.9%
Peoria
Florida
124,656
2000
111,640
-10.4%
Miami Gardens
New Jersey
124,555
1950
71,791
-42.4%
Camden
Massachusetts
121,217
1920
101,079
-16.6%
New Bedford
Massachusetts
120,740
1950
118,403
-1.9%
Cambridge
Massachusetts
120,485
1920
94,000
-22.0%
Fall River
Texas
119,175
1960
115,282
-3.3%
Beaumont
Ohio
116,912
1950
70,872
-39.4%
Canton
Illinois
116,250
2010
114,394
-1.6%
Springfield
California
115,965
2000
109,554
-5.5%
El Monte
Virginia
114,773
1960
97,915
-14.7%
Portsmouth
California
112,580
2000
107,762
-4.3%
Inglewood
Delaware
112,504
1940
70,898
-40.0%
Wilmington
Michigan
112,007
1960
109,976
-1.8%
Dearborn
Indiana
111,698
1960
77,879
-30.3%
Hammond
Pennsylvania
111,171
1930
95,112
-14.4%
Reading
Michigan
110,109
1970
95,535
-13.2%
Livonia
California
107,439
1990
87,583
-18.5%
Citrus Heights
Minnesota
107,312
1960
86,697
-19.2%
Duluth
California
105,549
2010
102,773
-2.6%
Norwalk
Texas
104,553
2010
102,316
-2.1%
Wichita Falls
Massachusetts
103,908
1930
81,045
-22.0%
Somerville
Iowa
103,264
1980
101,724
-1.5%
Davenport
Missouri
102,979
1900
72,473
-29.6%
St. Joseph
New York
102,394
1960
48,671
-52.5%
Niagara Falls
Massachusetts
102,320
1930
101,253
-1.0%
Lynn
New York
101,740
1930
65,283
-35.8%
Utica
Virginia
100,220
1980
100,011
-0.2%
Roanoke
Ohio
100,216
1970
81,146
-19.0%
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