FRIDAY, FEB 04, 2011
Social Explorer's 2010 Census Maps and Analysis of New Orleans and New Jersey in the New York Times
As the Census Bureau releases the state-by-state 2010 data over the next few weeks, the New York Times will be relying on Social Explorer data and expertise to help tell the stories of the numbers. Today, the New York Times covered the scope of population shifts after the devastating 2005 hurricane in "Smaller New Orleans After Katrina, Census Shows." The Times cited Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in its findings that:
- The city has roughly 24,000 fewer white residents than it did 10 years ago, though the proportion of the white population has grown to 30 percent.
- The city has 118,000 fewer black residents. New Orleans, once more than two-thirds black, is now less than 60 percent black.
- There are 56,193 fewer children, a drop of nearly 44 percent.
- St. Tammany Parish, a suburban refuge for many New Orleanians after the storm, grew by nearly a quarter.
- St. Bernard Parish, which is downriver from the city and was almost completely overwhelmed by the floodwaters, shrank by nearly half.
- The Hispanic population of neighboring Jefferson Parish, home to many of those who came to fill the city’s ravenous appetite for construction labor, jumped by 65 percent.