U.S. Census: New Orleans Tops In Population Growth

NEW ORLEANS – According to most recent U.S. Census data, New Orleans is No. 3 amongst all major U.S. cities in population growth, from 2010 – 2015. 

         "As this measurement period starts five years after Hurricane Katrina, it indicates that the in-migration is more than a “rebound” phenomenon,” GNO President & CEO Michael Hecht said.

         Moreover, New Orleans is No. 1 in foreign-born population growth, from 2010 – 2015. The originating locations for these new citizens are:

 

Latin America = 46 percent

Asia = 35 percent

Europe = 13 percent

Other = 6 percent

 

         The Top 10 Cities in America for Foreign-Born Population Growth are:

New Orleans = 25 percent

Washington DC = 20 percent

Charlotte = 21 percent

Columbus = 20 percent

Omaha = 20 percent

Oklahoma City = 19 percent

Wichita = 16 percent

Nashville = 15 percent

Seattle = 15 percent

Philadelphia = 15 percent

 

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