New population estimates released today by the Census Bureau show that in the year ending July 1, the state saw a net increase of about 50,000 people, a 1.2 percent increase. Total population in the state is 4.3 million, an improvement, but still a long way from the 4.5 million who lived there before the storm.
“Things are not all well in
The Census Bureau estimate is reached by measuring births, deaths and migration into and out of each of the 50 states, the
Earlier this week, Rigamer’s firm, GCR & Associates, released a report estimating the
Rigamer said people have been coming back to the city at a rate of 3,000 to 4,000 per month, which includes in-state migration. Things are looking up, but the city still suffers from failing infrastructure, poor health care and educational services, and a “horrific” criminal justice problem, he said.
Only two states lost population.
The census figures show that the fastest-growing states continue to be in the
“If there’s one state that’s a little surprising, I would say it’s
In the Southeast,
The bureau will release county population breakdowns in the spring, which should give a clearer indication of exactly how many residents have returned to the parishes in and around