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Brookings Institution
City population shrinks slightly in new estimates
City population shrinks slightly in new estimates

Baltimore's population slipped a tenth of one percent, according to the latest Census estimate, showing just how far there is to go toward Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's signature goal of attracting 10,000 new families to Baltimore over the course of a decade. The new estimate released Thursday shows a small decline of 611 people to 622,793 people for the year ended June 30, 2014. The dip followed two years of growth that added about 2,500 people to the 620,889 living here in July 2011, the summer before she set the goal. In the year ended last June, the city drew more than 2,360 people from abroad, including immigrants, students and overseas military, but those and other new...