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Milwaukee Falls from List of Twenty Largest U.S. Cities

The Milwaukee JS Online reports that for the first time since before the Civil War, Milwaukee is not among the 20 largest cities in the United States, according the U.S. Census Bureau.
With southern cities such as Charlotte, N.C., and Fort Worth, Texas, growing into the top 20, Milwaukee's population loss pushed it from the 19th largest U.S. city in 2003 to the 22nd in 2004, reflecting the oft-cited exodus of Northerners to the South.

According to the annual figures, which estimate population each July, Milwaukee's population in 2004 was 583,624, down nearly 3,600 residents from the same time in 2003.