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Shrinking American Cities

Many American cities saw a decline in population following 1950 as residents moved to the suburbs. Some cities have rebounded. Others have not. Here are a few of the cities whose populations have declined most dramatically.
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level 43
Jul 6, 2018
Good and interesting !! Nice and fun idea.
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level 72
Jul 7, 2018
Detroit's growth between 1910-1950 is crazy
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level 63
Jul 7, 2018
What happened to Detroit, though? I've always heard of its infamous population rise and fall, but I haven't been told of the reasons behind it.
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level 63
Jul 7, 2018
Okay I found this Wikipedia article that seemed to explain it very well: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decline_of_Detroit?wprov=sfla1 Good read.
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level 56
Jul 8, 2018
America deindustrialized, and factory jobs disappeared. Detroit, along with the rest of the rust belt, was heavily reliant on that industry so that's why people left.
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level 45
Jul 11, 2018
When your economy is based off one type of product you are at the whim of the invisible hand, and the visible ones.