New Orleans’ population growth shows ‘rebound’ from Katrina


New Orleans ranks third among all major cities in population growth from 2010 to 2015, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.

That shows a “rebound” trend because the period began five years after Hurricane Katrina, according to a newsletter from Greater New Orleans Inc. president and CEO Michael Hecht.

The city is at the top in foreign-born population growth for the same period, with 46 percent coming from Latin America, 35 percent from Asia, 13 percent from Europe and 6 percent from other areas around the world.

Washington, D.C. ranked second in foreign-born population growth, followed by Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; and Omaha, Nebraska.

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