According to the US Census Bureau, Minnesota is growing, but at a slower rate than other states. The most recent data shows the North Star State's current population growth is at just .4%.

The state's fastest-shrinking city was once thought to be one of the most promising. However, due to a variety of factors, its population is currently dropping at a staggering rate.

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The Fastest Shrinking City in Minnesota Is???

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

According to a recent study by Travel A Lot, which looked at the fastest-shrinking city in every state, the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Park takes the top spot in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.

Here's what Travel A Lot has to say about Brooklyn Park:

In Brooklyn Park, which is hidden along the Mississippi River, you can find about 2,000 acres of parkland, two golf courses, and 120 miles of hiking trails. This area also houses a community center with a gym, two ice rinks for hockey, conference rooms, racquetball courts, and a senior center.

Brooklyn Park is in Hennepin County and has lost over 2% of their total population over the last few years. In 2020, the population of this city was 86,411 residents strong. Alas, by 2021 that number had dropped to 84,526 living within the city limits. That's almost 2000 people saying "adios" to this place in one year alone.

The good news is, the population of Brooklyn Park is still stable, and this could be an anomaly. The next US Census could tell a very different tale, and Brooklyn Park has plenty of time to get back on track.

To see the full list of the fastest-shrinking cities in each state, check out the article from Travel A Lot.

Story Sources: Travel A Lot,  Google AI

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