America's Fastest-Dying Cities

Ohio and Michigan feel the worst of nation's woes
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 12, 2008 7:30 PM CDT
A ship cruises in the foreground of Detroit's skyline. Billion-dollar losses posted by General Motors and Ford have contributed to the city's migration; 174,592 have left since 2000.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – America’s Rust Belt continues to corrode a little more each day, reports Forbes in its analysis of the nation’s fastest-dying cities. Cities in Ohio and Michigan take 6 of the top 10 spots in the survey, which is based on population flight and unemployment:

  • Canton, Ohio
  • Youngstown, Ohio
  • Flint, Mich.
  • Scranton, Pa.
  • Dayton, Ohio

  • Cleveland
  • Springfield, Mass.
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Detroit
  • Charleston, WV
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