New Orleans’ population growth shows ‘rebound’ from Katrina
New Orleans City Business | 1/09/2017
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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