New Orleans Population Surpasses 300,000. Major events shed positive spotlight on city’s recovery. Population of New Orleans. In January 2008, the population of New Orleans surpassed 300,000 As of February 1, GCR estimates the population of the city to be 302,191.
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Major events shed positive spotlight on city’s recovery
In the first two months of 2008, New Orleans hosted a number of major events
These events brought over one million visitors to the city and generated an economic impact of approximately $1.5 billion
New Orleans was widely praised as a host city, generating positive national and international media coverage
2008 Major Events: Visitors and Economic Impact
*Area includes Lower 9th Ward and Holy Cross
Neighborhoods with Greatest Raw Population Growth
Neighborhoods with Greatest Growth as % of Pre-Katrina Population
The following slides illustrate resettlement patterns in the city over time: July 2006 through February 2008. These maps demonstrate how repopulation has radiated outward from areas which recovered quickly after the storm.
In each of these maps, red represents areas in which activity is less than 20% of its pre-Katrina level. Green represents areas in which activity is greater than 80% of its pre-Katrina level. Yellow and orange display areas in between.
Boundaries of New Orleans City Council Districts are also displayed.