New Orleans Tops in Population Growth


According to most recent U.S. Census data, New Orleans is #3 amongst all major US cities in population growth, from 2010 – 2015. As this measurement period starts five years after Hurricane Katrina, it indicates that the in-migration is more than a “rebound” phenomenon. Moreover, New Orleans is #1 in foreign-born population growth, from 2010 – 2015. The originating locations for these new citizens are:

Latin-America = 46%
Asia = 35%
Europe = 13%
Other = 6%

The Top 10 Cities in America for Foreign-Born Population Growth are:

New Orleans = 25%
Washington DC = 20%
Charlotte = 21%
Columbus = 20%
Omaha = 20%
Oklahoma City = 19%
Wichita = 16%
Nashville = 15%
Seattle = 15%
Philadelphia = 15%