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Law’s Jonathan Entin explores possible causes of population decentralization in Cleveland

Cleveland’s population declines 6% to 372,624, Census 2020 shows (subscription required): Jonathan L. Entin, the David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law and adjunct professor of political science, commented on the latest U.S Census results showing 372,624 residents living in Cleveland, highlighting decades of population decline continuing in the city through 2020. That decentralization “more or less reflects policy decisions that the federal and state governments have been making for a long time,” Entin said, citing as an example the interstate highway system making it easier for people to live farther from the city core in which they work.