Dear friends and colleagues,
In mid-August, the Census Bureau released county-, city-, and block-level data from the 2020 Census. Even Hurricane Ida couldn’t stop The Data Center from accessing and analyzing this critically important dataset.
The 2020 Census data released in August is designed for redistricting, but it also provides clues about changes in our neighborhoods. Notable findings include:
- As of April 2020, five neighborhoods have less than half the population they did pre-Katrina while seven neighborhoods are even more populous than they were in 2000.
- Hispanic individuals represent more than 10% of residents in 10 New Orleans neighborhoods.
- Black New Orleanians represent more than 60% of the population in 37 neighborhoods, but have fallen to below half in Broadmoor, Mid-City and Milan.
- The Multiracial population is the fastest growing group in New Orleans and now represents more than 4% of residents in 18 neighborhoods.
- The Asian population has not grown substantially, and as of 2020, disproportionately resides in New Orleans East, Aurora/English Turn, and the Central Business District.
- In Bayou St. John, Bywater, East Riverside, and Irish Channel, the White population is now above 60% of the population.
- The 2020 Census counted more than 2,000 children in Little Woods, Village de l’Est, Lakeview, Central City, Tall Timbers/Brechtel, Old Aurora, and Behrman.
To learn more about what the 2020 Census reveals, check out “Changing New Orleans Neighborhoods” at:
Bringing you the data you need to make informed decisions,
The Data Center Team
Katrina Andry, Allison Plyer, Thomas Wilson, Dabne Whitemore, Jenna Losh, Don Asay, Robby Habans, Lamar Gardere, Cody Brumfield, and Rachel Weinstein