Population Estimates for Orleans Parish July 2007

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  • Slide 1
  • Population Estimates for Orleans Parish July 2007
  • Slide 2
  • Population of Orleans Parish
  • Slide 3
  • Recovery of Population The repopulation of the city has remained steady throughout the two-year period since Hurricane Katrina. Thus far, the overall population of the city has not reached a plateau.
  • Slide 4
  • Repopulation by Flood Depth The pace at which areas have recovered is directly related to the amount of flooding they received following Katrina.
  • Slide 5
  • Neighborhood Recovery Neighborhoods with significant flood damage have been slow to repopulate. In several of these neighborhoods, fewer than one-third of residents have returned. Areas closest to the river, where flooding was minimal, recovered their population quickly and have retained nearly all of their pre-storm population. On the Westbank, where no significant flooding occurred, the population has returned to its pre- storm level. Neighborhood July 2007 Population % of 2000 Population Returned Garden District1,92198% Vieux Carre3,71297% Touro3,11296% West Riverside4,90594% Audubon/University13,95194% Marigny2,90893% Irish Channel3,89992% East Carrollton4,05291% Black Pearl1,61691% St. Thomas Area/ Lower Garden District 4,04290% Neighborhood July 2007 Population % of 2000 Population Returned St. Anthony1,58930% Pontchartrain Park80029% Desire Area99926% Holy Cross1,38425% Viavant/Venetial Isles46825% Florida Area70822% St. Bernard Area1,22419% READ Boulevard West B1,73818% Calliope Project45110% Lower Ninth Ward9177% Eastbank Neighborhoods with Highest and Lowest Rates of Repopulation
  • Slide 6
  • Population by City Council District Council District2000 PopulationJuly 2007 Population% of 2000 Council District A96,07961,93964% Council District B97,07957,14759% Council District C97,80885,39287% Council District D96,96436,14437% Council District E96,74432,97734% Total484,674273,59856%
  • Slide 7
  • Resettlement Patterns GCR tracks activity in the city on a block-by-block basis; therefore, we have been able to monitor the pace at which each area of New Orleans has repopulated. Soon after the storm, the population in areas with little or minimal flood damaged made significant returns. Throughout the recovery period, proximity to repopulated areas has been a critical component to the recovery of tangential areas. The repopulation has radiated from largely unaffected areas into blocks and neighborhoods connected to these areas. Accordingly, areas disconnected from largely recovered areas have been slow to regain their population. This condition is most acute in the Lower Ninth Ward and parts of Gentilly.
  • Slide 8
  • Snapshots of Recovery The following four slides contain maps of the city at four periods of time: August 2006, December 2006, March 2007, and July 2007. These maps demonstrate the trend described in the previous slide; namely, the fact that repopulation has radiated outward from areas which recovered quickly after the storm. In each of these maps, red represents areas in which activity is less than 20% of its pre-Katrina level. Green represents areas in which activity is greater than 80% of its pre-Katrina level. Yellow and orange display areas in between. Boundaries of New Orleans City Council Districts are also displayed.
  • Slide 9
  • Resettlement Patterns: August 2006
  • Slide 10
  • Resettlement Patterns: December 2006
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  • Resettlement Patterns: March 2007
  • Slide 12
  • Resettlement Patterns: July 2007
  • Slide 13
  • GCR & Associates, Inc. Gregory C. Rigamer grigamer@gcrconsulting.com 504.304.2500 800.259.6192 fax 504.304.2525 2021 Lakeshore Drive New Orleans, LA 70122 UNO Research & Technology Park Advanced Technology Center

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