New Orleans population is down, but the future is bright | The Hullabaloo Online

The recently-released 2010 census shows that New Orleans now has a population of 343,829, a drop of 140,845 residents from 484,674 in 2000. This 29 percent decrease reflects Hurricane Katrina’s displacement of the city’s population, though it has been noted that the city was already losing residents to the surrounding parishes of the metro area between 2000 and 2005...

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