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U.S. Census: Albany and Valdosta population declining

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Alese McDowell Alese McDowell
 According to new U.S. Census date, Albany and Valdosta are shrinking by population.

Albany ranked 4th, showing a 1.4% decline in 2013. Valdosta ranked 1st. One Albany native said the city's economy is to blame.

"It really doesn't surprise me because their is no job opportunity here, there is nothing going for this town," said Albany resident Alese McDowell."It seems like whenever a business opens, it shuts down. So it kind isn't surprising."

Macon ranked 7th in the data.

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