Population & Demographics

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.

Changes in household makeup and growth of Asian populations in metro New Orleans

Apr 02, 2024

This brief provides an in-depth look at the growth in Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino and Vietnamese residents in our region, changing homeownership trends and age distribution, as well as growing shares of one-person households and housing being used only seasonally, declining shares of households with children, and the distribution of single-parent households.

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Population shifts across metro New Orleans

Oct 25, 2021

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.

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Changing New Orleans neighborhoods

Sep 14, 2021

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.

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Neighborhood Change Rates: Growth continues through 2018

Aug 23, 2018

This brief examines where the most growth has happened in the last few years, as well as how much neighborhoods have recovered since Katrina. The latest Census and postal data suggest that population growth in New Orleans has slowed. The postal data shows that 58 of the city’s 72 neighborhoods experienced an increase in active residences from 2017 to 2018. On the other hand, 12 neighborhoods lost active residences from 2017 to 2018.

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Assets & Opportunity Profile: New Orleans

Aug 14, 2012

This report examines the financial security of New Orleans families, including how many people in our community live without a checking or savings account, car, health insurance, a healthy credit score, and other assets.

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