Dear friends and colleagues,
Wondering how much your neighborhood has changed...according to the numbers?
Today, The Data Center releases our annual analysis of data from Valassis Inc. on households receiving mail. This data shows not only how much neighborhoods have recovered since Katrina, but it also shows where the most growth has happened in the last few years.
To learn where the most rapid change is occurring, check out Neighborhood Growth Rates: Growth continues through 2014 in New Orleans neighborhoods (under Research & Analysis > Population & Demographics) at:

Bringing you the data you need to make informed decisions,
The Data Center team
Allison Plyer, Vicki Mack, and George Hobor
P.S.  With great sadness we bid farewell to Ben Horwitz. Ben, our reliable and speedy data master and trusted operations manager, has joined the City of New Orleans. He will be working with the data team entrusted to monitor and analyze NOPD data. Ben was responsible for many things at The Data Center – from managing project timelines, to updating our website, to updating and geocoding data, to creating maps and other data visualizations, to co-authoring reports. The City has hired a true gem – an employee that epitomizes a learning approach by striving to be a better worker everyday and by encouraging others to do the same. Ben, we will truly miss your attention to detail, rapid data analysis skills, intelligence, and most of all, your warm friendly smile. 

The Data Center is supported in part by Baptist Community Ministries, blue moon fund, Foundation for Louisiana, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Keller Family Foundation, Institute for Mental Hygiene, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Kabacoff Family Foundation, Methodist Health Systems Foundation, Metropolitan Opportunities Fund, RosaMary Foundation, Stirling Properties, United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Walton Family Foundation, Zemurray Foundation, and data users like you.

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