Continuing on the topic of how the population of city cores change from 1950 to 2010, here are the 5 cities from the American South. These represent a range of different cities, although they are among the largest and most prosperous of this region. I might look at Memphis, Birmingham and a couple other smaller or less prosperous cities in a later post.
Next is Nashville.
Finally Miami 1950-2010
Adding up the total population loss in all areas that lost population, Atlanta lost the most at about 150,000, followed by Houston at 130,000, Dallas at 80,000, Nashville at 75,000 and Miami at 20,000, with the exact number depending on where the boundaries are drawn. Atlanta was smaller than Houston, so even though total losses were only slightly greater, % loss was around 50% compared to about 35% for Houston. Nashville was also smaller than Dallas, so its % loss was greater.