LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The U.S. Census Bureau released new population figures for the state Thursday.
While the state's population grew as a whole by more than 8-percent, many counties in East and Southeast Arkansas show declines.
"We started here. This is our main store," Gary Fuller said.
Fuller is manager of Cranford's Grocery, which has been a staple of the White Hall community since 1989, and they have helped many customers through the years.
"We average about eight hundred to a thousand customers per day, and on a snow day we had a little over 1,200 customers." Fuller said.
That's about a fourth of the 6,000 people that census says have left the area in the past 10 years.
"If we were to lose 6,000 people it would make our business, it would be devastating." Fuller said.