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Rank
City; State
2010
population
2012
population
Decline
1
Detroit; Michigan
713,777
701,475
-12,302
2
Cleveland; Ohio
396,815
390,928
-5,887
3
Toledo; Ohio
287,208
284,012
-3,196
4
Rockford; Illinois
152,871
150,843
-2,028
5
Buffalo; New York
261,310
259,384
-1,926
6
Flint; Michigan
102,434
100,515
-1,919
7
Dearborn; Michigan
98,153
96,474
-1,679
8
Youngstown; Ohio
66,982
65,405
-1,577
9
Livonia; Michigan
96,942
95,586
-1,356
10
Westland; Michigan
84,094
82,883
-1,211
11
Hammond; Indiana
80,830
79,686
-1,144
12
Gary; Indiana
80,294
79,170
-1,124
13
St. Louis; Missouri
319,294
318,172
-1,122
14
Taylor; Michigan
63,131
62,114
-1,017
15
Parma; Ohio
81,601
80,597
-1,004
16
Syracuse; New York
145,170
144,170
-1,000
17
Paterson; New Jersey
146,199
145,219
-980
18
Dearborn Heights; Michigan
57,774
56,838
-936
19
Jacksonville; North Carolina
70,145
69,220
-925
20
Warwick; Rhode Island
82,672
81,873
-799
21
Lakewood; Ohio
52,131
51,385
-746
22
Erie; Pennsylvania
101,786
101,047
-739
23
Saginaw; Michigan
51,508
50,790
-718
24
Decatur; Illinois
76,122
75,407
-715
25
Joplin; Missouri
50,150
49,526
-624
26
Delano; California
53,041
52,426
-615
27
Hampton; Virginia
137,436
136,836
-600
28
Anderson; Indiana
56,129
55,554
-575
29
Akron; Ohio
199,110
198,549
-561
30
Racine; Wisconsin
78,860
78,303
-557
31
Montgomery; Alabama
205,764
205,293
-471
32
Niagara Falls; New York
50,193
49,722
-471
33
Springfield; Ohio
60,608
60,147
-461
34
Waterbury; Connecticut
110,366
109,915
-451
35
Elyria; Ohio
54,533
54,086
-447
36
Trenton; New Jersey
84,913
84,477
-436
37
Carson; Nevada
55,274
54,838
-436
38
Battle Creek; Michigan
52,347
51,911
-436
39
Utica; New York
62,235
61,822
-413
40
Cincinnati; Ohio
296,943
296,550
-393
41
Lorain; Ohio
64,097
63,707
-390
42
Charleston; West Virginia
51,400
51,018
-382
43
South Bend; Indiana
101,168
100,800
-368
44
Rocky Mount; North Carolina
57,477
57,136
-341
45
Canton; Ohio
73,007
72,683
-324
46
Lansing; Michigan
114,297
113,996
-301
47
Mobile; Alabama
195,111
194,822
-289
48
Scranton; Pennsylvania
76,089
75,809
-280
49
Meriden; Connecticut
60,868
60,638
-230
50
Waukegan; Illinois
89,078
88,862
-216
51
Birmingham; Alabama
212,237
212,038
-199
52
Troy; New York
50,129
49,946
-183
53
Hamilton; Ohio
62,477
62,295
-182
54
Kettering; Ohio
56,163
55,990
-173
55
Dayton; Ohio
141,527
141,359
-168
56
West Haven; Connecticut
55,564
55,404
-160
57
New Bedford; Massachusetts
95,072
94,929
-143
58
Macon; Georgia
91,351
91,234
-117
59
Council Bluffs; Iowa
62,230
62,115
-115
60
Waterloo; Iowa
68,406
68,297
-109
61
Camden; New Jersey
77,344
77,250
-94
62
Beaumont; Texas
118,296
118,228
-68
63
Schenectady; New York
66,135
66,078
-57
64
Duluth; Minnesota
86,265
86,211
-54
65
New Britain; Connecticut
73,206
73,153
-53
66
Rochester; New York
210,565
210,532
-33
67
Albany; Georgia
77,434
77,431
-3
68
East Orange; New Jersey
64,270
64,268
-2
69
Wichita Falls; Texas
104,553
104,552
-1
Source: US Census Bureau

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