Numbers & Statistics

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  • In 2000, the population of New Orleans was 484,674.
  • The population estimate made in July, 2005 was 454,865.
  • In August of 2005, 80% of New Orleans was underwater after Katrina.
  • About 14,000 of the city’s population lived in the Lower 9th Ward.
  • An estimated 1.5 million residents were displaced by the storm.
  • From 2005 to 2006, the city’s population decreased by 200,000.
  • In 2009, the amount of people in the city renting was 40% higher than it was in 2005.
  • In 2010, New Orleans’ population was 343,829, just 140,845 less than before the storm.
  • In 2010, the population of the Lower 9th Ward was only 2,027.
  • In 2012, the population of New Orleans was 369,250.
In 2013, the latest census reported that just over 3,000 residents have reclaimed the Lower 9th Ward as their home.