Although the state has grown in population by 1.6%, the nation as a whole grew by 9.7%. The slip in percentage will cost the state 2 representatives in Congress.
Bill Bush writes:
"Ohio's fall accelerated during the past four decades, marked by slow economic growth, disappearing blue-collar jobs and fleeing industry while the South and West boomed."
"It's hard to believe, but in 1940 Ohio had more residents than California or Texas. The combined metro areas of Cleveland and Cincinnati were more populous than Florida."