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1 New Orleans Population Surpasses 300,000 Major events shed positive spotlight on city’s recovery

2 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

3 Crossing the 300,000 Threshold  Exceeding the 300,000 threshold is a milestone and restores New Orleans to a cohort of major cities like Pittsburgh, Tampa, Anaheim and St. Louis  In the first two months of 2008, New Orleans successfully demonstrated that it had the capacity to host major sporting and cultural events, proving that the tourism industry is returning to its pre- storm strength  As more recovery dollars begin to flow in 2008, the city will become more attractive to individuals and businesses trying to capitalize on the economic opportunities at hand

4 New Orleans: Once Again a Destination City  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 EventVisitorsEconomic Impact Sugar Bowl and BCS Game150,000$400 million Mardi Gras800,000+$1 billion NBA All-Star Game60,000$90 million Mardi Gras Marathon5,000N/A Total Impact1,015,000$1,490,000,000 2008 Major Events: Visitors and Economic Impact

5 Pace of Population Growth  In February 2008, the population of the City is estimated to be about 302,000 - approximately 43,000 greater than the February 2007 estimate  While the population of the City continues to grow, it appears that the rate of return is beginning to slow when compared to the earlier months of the year  The current rate of return suggests that 2,000 residents are now returning on a monthly basis  The number of housing units under renovation suggests that this trend will continue in the months ahead

6 Eastbank and Westbank Populations July 2005February 2008% of July 2005 WESTBANK 53,37555,931105% EASTBANK (West of Industrial Canal) 269,978169,90863% EASTBANK* (East of Industrial Canal) 150,58479,31053% Total 455,594302,19166% * Area includes Lower 9 th Ward and Holy Cross

7 Population by City Council District DistrictJuly 2005February 2007February 2008Percent Returned A90,31458,74266,61974% B91,25455,78760,98267% C91,94082,37085,59193% D91,14631,68744,73749% E90,93930,88644,26349%

8 Neighborhood Population Change: February 2007 to February 2008 Neighborhoods with Greatest Raw Population Growth Neighborhoods with Greatest Growth as % of Pre-Katrina Population Edgelake/ Little Woods 9,185 Lakeview2,557 Seventh Ward1,858 Mid-City1,727 Read Blvd. West B1,626 St. Claude1,406 Gentilly Terrace1,327 St. Roch1,296 Read Blvd. East1,247 Plum Orchard1,101 Edgelake/ Little Woods 22.08% Lakewood18.73% Pines Village18.53% Read Blvd. West B18.05% Holy Cross17.70% Plum Orchard16.74% Read Boulevard East16.13% Lakeview15.43% Broadmoor14.61% Milneburg13.70%

9 Snapshots of Recovery  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.

10 Resettlement Pattern: July 2006

11 Resettlement Pattern: November 2006

12 Resettlement Pattern: March 2007

13 Resettlement Pattern: July 2007

14 Resettlement Pattern: November 2007

15 Resettlement Pattern: February 2008


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