Population Loss in the Sun Belt

Census estimates show that St. Petersburg, Florida, lost population between 2008 and 2009 -- a decline that's expected to continue.
June 25, 2010, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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St. Petersburg is just one of many Sun Belt cities that are expected to see a decline in official population figures when figures from the 2010 decennial Census are revealed.

"A shrinking city is not a prosperous city, some experts say. Those numbers give them reason to fear for St. Petersburg's future.

St. Petersburg joins such economically hard-hit Rust Belt cities as Flint, Cleveland, Buffalo and Detroit - cities that led the nation in population loss from 2008 to 2009, according to U.S. census estimates."

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Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in St. Petersburg Times
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