These 30 Cities Are Shrinking–Find Out Why

Cities across the United States are hemorrhaging residents, losing up to ten percent of their population in the last decade. Why are people packing up and leaving these cities in droves?

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For many, they are simply priced out–their salaries unable to keep up with the metropolitan cost of living. In some places, such as cities in the Rust Belt, the cornerstone manufacturing industries have died out. And in some cases, high crime rates and crumbling infrastructure have former residents searching for a safer place to call home.