Rocked by natural disasters and a steady exodus of residents, this flood-damaged city lost nearly a third of its population in the past decade, according to Census data released Thursday.
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Abandoned lots and flood-wrecked homes remain one of the city’s top hurdles to full recovery from the devastating floods of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
[/LIST]Census workers counted 343,829 residents in New Orleans last year, down from 485,000 in 2000, or a 29% drop, according to the data. The count was slightly lower than previous estimates of 355,000.
I felt this comment echoed my sentiments completely
**diamondback 55 **
A lot of States have much higher Welfare Payments then Louisiana, so it stands to reason they will lose a portion of their Population, if not all of it. Go where the freebies are, Right!