The wonderful researchers at the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center have released a 4th anniversary report on the status of New Orleans.

They say “This fourth anniversary edition of the New Orleans Index examines the social and economic recovery of the New Orleans metro area, four years after Hurricane Katrina and the related levee failures. Relying on more than fifty indicators, we examine recovery progress to date for the city and its surrounding metro area which includes Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. Tammany parishes. Key findings are highlighted in “at–a–glance” graphic representations.

For the first time, we have added neighborhood-level indicators of population recovery for the City of New Orleans (Orleans Parish). Readers seeking even more detail can visit the web site for interactive maps and more detailed analysis. And we continue to publish several indicators of recovery for New Orleans’ 13 planning districts, which were the geographic areas for which specific plans were developed when New Orleanians gathered in late 2006 to develop the Unified New Orleans Plan.”

Click here to download the PDF report


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