Population Estimates October 2007 Orleans Parish and Metro Area

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Population Estimates October 2007 Orleans Parish and Metro Area Slide 2 Population of Orleans Parish GCR estimates that the population of New Orleans rose to 288,057 in October, 2007. This figure represents 63% of the citys July 2005 population. The city gained approximately 14,500 residents (5%) between July 1, 2007, and October, 2007. Slide 3 Recovery of Population The repopulation of the city has progressed steadily since Hurricane Katrina. The rate at which residents are returning has yet to slow significantly; in fact, the last few months have seen an increase in that rate. Slide 4 Population by ZIP Code ZIP CodeJuly 1, 2005July 1, 2006October 1, 2006October 1, 2007 % of July 2005 Population Returned Eastbank 701125,9709941,0421,14519% 701139,7805,7956,0406,41466% 7011537,88830,71031,25131,26983% 7011615,83811,66512,13512,87881% 7011748,10511,91613,78618,49638% 7011834,88426,89627,89527,60879% 7011946,73117,78020,08826,23756% 7012243,60111,66014,17420,18646% 7012421,6555,6356,79710,02646% 7012522,0616,8648,18710,56348% 7012638,3226,2898,88614,87539% 7012728,7415,7037,49414,73051% 7012820,0845,6587,34211,50857% 7012914,0515,5526,7367,83356% 7013013,86212,46112,51412,99194% Westbank 7011426,76929,33029,53530,591114% 7013126,52128,48028,72330,707116% Total454,863223,388242,626288,05763% Slide 5 Repopulation by Flood Depth The degree to which areas have repopulated is almost directly related to the amount of flooding they received following Katrina. Areas with the most flooding have experienced the highest rates of growth over the last year. Flood Depth (ft)July 1, 2005July 1, 2006October 1, 2006October 1, 2007 % of 2005 Population Returned % Growth in Last Year 0114,565112,765113,322116,199101.4%2.5% 124,98020,12220,38121,05484.3%3.3% 231,93120,43921,52722,07969.1%2.6% 331,74815,73617,43919,63861.9%12.6% 433,79411,10813,13417,21951.0%31.1% 536,1178,81911,11715,84943.9%42.6% 644,70111,22614,33720,39445.6%42.2% 743,9389,14211,83118,43342.0%55.8% 818,5883,7275,2157,89242.5%51.3% 919,2482,9294,0947,59039.4%85.4% 1032,7264,9096,71513,09340.0%95.0% 1118,3141,7662,5737,14139.0%177.5% 12 +4,2127009391,47635.0%57.2% Total454,863223,388242,626288,05763.3%18.7% Slide 6 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 regained nearly all of their pre-storm residents. On the Westbank, where no significant flooding occurred, the population has exceeded its pre- Katrina level as a whole and in virtually every neighborhood. Eastbank Neighborhoods with Highest and Lowest Rates of Repopulation Neighborhood July 1, 2005 Population October 1, 2007 Population % of July 2005 Population Returned Lower Ninth Ward13,1681,0548.0% Calliope Project4,10650112.2% St. Bernard Area/ Project6,0261,39423.1% Florida Area2,98173124.5% Desire Area3,56497227.3% Holy Cross5,1771,56030.1% Pontchartrain Park2,58478930.5% St. Anthony4,9991,72834.6% Milneburg5,3021,92436.3% Fillmore6,5522,38636.4% Pines Village4,7861,79037.4% Lakeview16,6036,31138.0% Neighborhood July 1, 2005 Population October 1, 2007 Population % of July 2005 Population Returned Warehouse District7811,075137.7% Garden District1,8491,942105.0% Touro3,0433,151103.5% Vieux Carre3,5783,608100.8% Lower Garden District4,2124,14698.4% West Riverside4,9104,76096.9% Irish Channel3,9753,82396.2% Marigny2,9302,81396.0% East Riverside3,0542,84293.1% Black Pearl1,6631,54292.7% Uptown6,2705,79292.4% East Carrollton4,1653,82491.8% Slide 7 Population by City Council District July 1, 2005 Population October 1, 2007 Population % of July 2005 Population Returned Council District A90,16961,23467.9% Council District B91,10858,88564.6% Council District C91,79289,63797.7% Council District D91,00039,21343.1% Council District E90,79439,08743.1% TOTAL454,863288,05763.3% Slide 8 Metropolitan Area Population The New Orleans metropolitan area has reached 86% of its pre-Katrina population. St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes have exceeded their pre-storm populations by significant margins. Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes are approaching their 2005 populations. St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes have experienced modest growth. In the most heavily damaged parish, St. Bernard, just over one-third of the pre-Katrina population has returned. 2000 CensusJuly 2005October 2007 1,417,0981,422,6321,224,177 Population of New Orleans Metro Area* * Area includes Tangipahoa Parish. Slide 9 Voting Patterns Confirm Population Trends On October 20, 2007, approximately 76,000 New Orleanians voted in the gubernatorial primary election. This number represents about 56% of the number that voted in the same primary in fall 2003. The discrepancy between this percentage and that of pre-storm residents that have returned (63%) can potentially be attributed to lower turnout statewide. Turnout in most other metro area parishes was lower in this past election than in 2003. Fall 2003Fall 2007 2007 as a Percentage of 2003 Orleans Parish135,75175,88055.9% Louisiana1,407,9621,297,94392.2% Votes Cast in Gubernatorial Primary Elections Slide 10 Voting Patterns Confirm Population Trends In major elections, Orleans Parish typically lags slightly behind the state in votes cast per capita. The fact that the 2007 gubernatorial election parallels this trend suggests that GCRs population estimate for Orleans is accurate. Votes Cast as a Percentage of Overall Population Slide 11 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 damage returned rapidly. Throughout the recovery period, proximity to repopulated areas has been a critical component to the recovery of damaged 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 12 Snapshots of Recovery The following five slides contain maps of the city at five dates: July 1, 2006; October 1, 2006; March 1, 2007; July 1, 2007; October 1, 2007. These maps demonstrate the trends described in the previous slides; 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 13 Resettlement Patterns: July 1, 2006 Slide 14 Resettlement Patterns: October 1, 2006 Slide 15 Resettlement Patterns: March 1, 2007 Slide 16 Resettlement Patterns: July 1, 2007 Slide 17 Resettlement Patterns: October 1, 2007 Slide 18 GCR &amp; 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 &amp; Technology Park Advanced Technology Center </p>

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