Quickly approaching its pre-Civil War level.
Cairo's population peaked at 15,203 in 1920. Its 2017 estimated population is 2,281 -- a drop of 12,622, or 85%.
Cairo: An unlikely ghost town. (Lomography, 1/18/2017)
No city is an island. OK, Cairo is an exception to the rule.
Postcard from Retiring Guy's collection
The disappearing cities:
Baltimore, Maryland. (12/31/2018)
Cleveland, Ohio (1/2/2018)
Detroit, Michigan. (1/1/2019)
Gary, Indiana. (1/4/2019)
St. Louis, Missouri. (1/2/2019)