Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, what does the very latest data say about how New Orleans and the region are doing? The Data Center in New Orleans is a resource of independent experts who look at issues from government, business, nonprofit and community perspective and provide data that allows for informed decisions. The most recent is Katrina post 9 Years:
NEW ORLEANS — August 28‚ 2014 — Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, seven years after the onset of the Great Recession, and four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, what does the very latest data say about how the city and region are doing?
New Orleans is a smaller city but is growing rapidly.
As of July 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau has estimated New Orleans’ population at 378,715, or 78 percent of its 2000 population of 484,674. The metro area, with 1,219,225 residents, has 93 percent of its 2000 population of 1,316,510.1
According to the Census Bureau, the population of New Orleans and the metro area grew by 2 percent (8,827 people) and 1 percent (13,286 people), respectively, between July 2012 and July 2013.
As of June 2014, Valassis, Inc. data on households receiving mail indicates that more than half (38) of New Orleans’ 72 neighborhoods have recovered 90 percent of their June 2005 population, and 17 neighborhoods have more population than they did in June 2005.
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