Vermont’s population figures have pretty much stayed the same over the years, with Rutland seeing the biddest outflux of people; since 2010, it has seen a decrease in its population by 7.1%.
Located nearly 65 miles north of the Massachusetts state line and 20 miles east of the New York state line, despite its ideal location, Rutland has been losing people at a steady pace, with over 20% of the people leaving.
When major cities experience continued growth, it's often at the expense of smaller cities and towns. Bigger cities have overshadowed one such town in Wyoming, and that is Worland.
Since the 1960s, the people in Worland have had their ups and downs, or rather, Worland experienced a population loss of 7.5%, which may be troubling, and something that the residents of Worland hope won't carry on.
While California has felt a surge in its population every year, in 2019, it seems like the increase slowed down. California’s population growth may have begun to slow because cities like Corcoran show a dramatic drop in numbers.
Corcoran’s numbers recently announced a dip in residents by 12.6%, sending the population down to 21,676. High taxes in California could be why their growth has stalled, although it could also be Corcoran’s slower pace of life that drives people away.
Cordele in Georgia is recognized as the "Watermelon Capital of the World." Unfortunately, Cordele has been struggling with a declining population for years, and the government has even passed a law to try and stop more people from leaving.
The population of Cordele was 11,608, in 2010 and that number was 10,638 in 2018. It seems that Cordele is losing people every year, and there are plans to lower taxes in an attempt to attract more people to Cordele.
Most of the time, economic hardships are behind a population’s decline, which seems to be the case for Coffeyville, Kansas. The whole County of Montgomery is shrinking, with one of the bustling cowtowns in Kansas experiencing the largest drop after losing an estimated 9% of its residents over the last ten years.
Coffeyville used to be the host of an Amazon warehouse which employed 10,000 people in the area. However, the company decided to remove itself from Coffeyville in 2014, resulting in thousands of job losses, which only worsened when Southwire, another large manufacturer, also shut its doors.