Census: Mississippi Among Just Three States With Shrinking Populations

A walkway in Natchez, Mississippi is covered in shadows as the orange sets over the Mississippi River in an orange sky

Mississippi is one of only three states that has fewer residents now compared to a decade ago, the U.S. Census Bureau revealed today as it announced the first results of the 2020 Census. The Magnolia State officially lost 6,018 residents, or 0.2% of its population, over the 10-year period. 

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