Metro New Orleans is now "majority minority" — but what does that really mean? This brief explores the changing definition of race in the census and demographic shifts across the metro. We find increasing diversity in every parish, and increasing numbers of people claiming more than one race for the first time.
How many people live in group quarters—nursing homes, jails, college dorms, etc.—across the New Orleans metro? In this brief, we analyze trends and map group quarters populations and average household size. And we examine what it tells us about policies and practices for protecting New Orleanians during hurricanes and pandemics.
From 2010 to 2020, New Orleans population grew 12%, likely driven by continued post-Katrina recovery in the early part of the decade. This brief examines neighborhood changes over the last decade and highlights the changing racial makeup of some neighborhoods, as well as where the most children live today.
Parish information to combat COVID-19
To help in Louisiana’s fight against COVID-19, we are providing data for every parish across the state. It includes standard COVID data, but also data on folks who may be particularly vulnerable to the virus’ health and economic dangers in the future.
In the New Orleans metro area, people’s chances to experience a long, healthy, and prosperous life are often implied by their neighborhood, reflecting enduring legacies of residential segregation and economic exclusion.
How many people live in group quarters—nursing homes, jails, college dorms, etc.—across the New Orleans metro? In this brief, we analyze trends and map group quarters populations and average household…
In the New Orleans metro area, people’s chances to experience a long, healthy, and prosperous life are often implied by their neighborhood, reflecting enduring legacies of residential segregation and economic…
Our coastal research examines changing population and employment dynamics along the coast, as well as the economic diversification and spillover potential of coastal restoration work featured in our Coastal Index.
Our research on New Orleans youth examines the reduction in the overall size of the child population in New Orleans as well as the continuing prevalence and challenges of child poverty.
We provide high demand briefs covering demographic shifts across the New Orleans metro, poverty in Southeast Louisiana, our growing Latino population, and the rise of single-person households.
Our economy and workforce research covers economic synergies and commuter patterns across Southeast Louisiana, the tidal wave of job openings from the new "energy boom" in our region, and analyses of skills gaps.
Our “New Orleans Index,” a now biennial publication developed in collaboration with the Brookings Institution, tracks progress towards prosperity relying on over 30 indicators that measure economic growth, sustainability, inclusive growth, and quality of life.
If you are a nonprofit, government, or other agency working to improve New Orleans and our metro area, we’re here to help. First, review our site for the data or information you need. If you are not able to find what you are looking for, please fill out the Ask an Expert form.
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