Changing New Orleans Neighborhoods

Report by Allison Plyer
September 14, 2021

The Data Center   (New Orleans)

This brief covers neighborhood population recovery rates since 2000—before Hurricane Katrina struck and the federal levees failed, flooding some 80% of the city. It also quantifies neighborhood level changes from 2010 to 2020 to highlight where more recent growth or population loss has occurred, and the racial dynamics of those recent changes. The 2020 data released last month also provides total counts of children by neighborhood which can be helpful for locating the services children will need as New Orleanians struggle to recover from their most recent disasters—the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ida.