Housing Development and Abandonment

Report by Allison Plyer, Elaine Ortiz, Ben Horwitz
October 28, 2011

The Data Center   (New Orleans)

This brief examines 2010 census data for New Orleans’ neighborhoods and the metro area, and identifies changes from past decades. It finds that since 1960, households have moved away from New Orleans’ historic center and toward suburban–style developments within the city limits and outside the city limits. Included are data on households with elderly and children, single person households by age, vacant units by type of vacancy, renter–occupied and owner–occupied units, and households by race and ethnicity.