The town I live in is the town I grew up in. Our population was 746 people in 2000. By 2010 it had dropped to 677. I honestly don’t know if it’s gone up since then, I think it’s somewhere around 700. In the late 60’s it was under 300 and by 1976 when I graduated from high school we had made it up to 350.
When I hear someone say they grew up in a small town of 10,000 people, I chuckle. It really is perspective.