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New Orleans Population Surpasses 300,000. Major events shed positive spotlight on city’s recovery. Population of New Orleans. In January 2008, the population of New Orleans surpassed 300,000 As of February 1, GCR estimates the population of the city to be 302,191. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
  • New Orleans Population Surpasses 300,000

    Major events shed positive spotlight on citys recovery

  • Population of New OrleansIn January 2008, the population of New Orleans surpassed 300,000As of February 1, GCR estimates the population of the city to be 302,191

  • Crossing the 300,000 ThresholdExceeding the 300,000 threshold is a milestone and restores New Orleans to a cohort of major cities like Pittsburgh, Tampa, Anaheim and St. LouisIn the first two months of 2008, New Orleans successfully demonstrated that it had the capacity to host major sporting and cultural events, proving that the tourism industry is returning to its pre-storm strength As more recovery dollars begin to flow in 2008, the city will become more attractive to individuals and businesses trying to capitalize on the economic opportunities at hand

  • New Orleans: Once Again a Destination CityIn the first two months of 2008, New Orleans hosted a number of major eventsThese events brought over one million visitors to the city and generated an economic impact of approximately $1.5 billion New Orleans was widely praised as a host city, generating positive national and international media coverage2008 Major Events: Visitors and Economic Impact

    EventVisitorsEconomic ImpactSugar Bowl and BCS Game150,000$400 millionMardi Gras800,000+$1 billionNBA All-Star Game60,000$90 millionMardi Gras Marathon5,000N/ATotal Impact1,015,000$1,490,000,000

  • Pace of Population GrowthIn February 2008, the population of the City is estimated to be about 302,000 - approximately 43,000 greater than the February 2007 estimateWhile the population of the City continues to grow, it appears that the rate of return is beginning to slow when compared to the earlier months of the year The current rate of return suggests that 2,000 residents are now returning on a monthly basisThe number of housing units under renovation suggests that this trend will continue in the months ahead

  • Eastbank and Westbank Populations* Area includes Lower 9th Ward and Holy Cross

    July 2005February 2008% of July 2005WESTBANK53,37555,931105%EASTBANK (West of Industrial Canal)269,978169,90863%EASTBANK* (East of Industrial Canal)150,58479,31053%Total455,594302,19166%

  • Population by City Council District

    DistrictJuly 2005February 2007February 2008Percent ReturnedA90,31458,74266,61974%B91,25455,78760,98267%C91,94082,37085,59193%D91,14631,68744,73749%E90,93930,88644,26349%

  • Neighborhood Population Change: February 2007 to February 2008Neighborhoods with Greatest Raw Population GrowthNeighborhoods with Greatest Growth as % of Pre-Katrina Population

    Edgelake/ Little Woods9,185Lakeview2,557Seventh Ward1,858Mid-City1,727Read Blvd. West B1,626St. Claude1,406Gentilly Terrace1,327St. Roch1,296Read Blvd. East1,247Plum Orchard1,101

    Edgelake/ Little Woods22.08%Lakewood18.73%Pines Village18.53%Read Blvd. West B18.05%Holy Cross17.70%Plum Orchard16.74%Read Boulevard East16.13%Lakeview15.43%Broadmoor14.61%Milneburg13.70%

  • Snapshots of RecoveryThe following slides illustrate resettlement patterns in the city over time: July 2006 through February 2008. These maps demonstrate how 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.

  • Resettlement Pattern: July 2006

  • Resettlement Pattern: November 2006

  • Resettlement Pattern: March 2007

  • Resettlement Pattern: July 2007

  • Resettlement Pattern: November 2007

  • Resettlement Pattern: February 2008

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