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The Census Bureau in July 2006 estimated the population of New Orleans to be 223,000; a subsequent study estimated that 32,000 additional residents had moved to the city as of March 2007, bringing the estimated population to 255,000, approximately 56% of the pre-Katrina population level. Another estimate, based on data on utility usage from July 2007, estimated the population to be approximately 274,000 or 60% of the pre-Katrina population. These estimates are somewhat smaller than a third estimate, based on mail delivery records, from the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center in June 2007, which indicated that the city had regained approximately two-thirds of its pre-Katrina population. In 2008, the Census Bureau revised upward its population estimate for the city, to 336,644. Most recently, 2010 estimates show that neighborhoods that did not flood are near 100% of their pre-Katrina populations, and in some cases, exceed 100% of their pre-Katrina populations.

Several major tourist events and other forms of revenue for the city have returned. Large conventions are being held again, such as those held by the American Library Association and American College of Cardiology. College football events such as the Bayou Classic, New Orleans Bowl, and Sugar Bowl returned for the 2006–2007 season. The New Orleans Saints returned that season as well, following speculation of a move. The New Orleans Hornets returned to the city fully for the 2007–2008 season, having partially spent the 2006–2007 season in Oklahoma City. New Orleans successfully hosted the 2008 NBA All-Star Game and the 2008 BCS National Championship Game. The city hosted the first and second rounds of the 2007 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. New Orleans and Tulane University will be hosting the Final Four Championship in 2012.

Major annual events such as Mardi Gras and the Jazz & Heritage Festival were never displaced or cancelled. Also, an entirely new annual festival, “The Running of the Bulls New Orleans,” was created in 2007.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Mardi Gras Gulf Seafood

Mardi Gras Gulf Seafood Will Mardi Gras Revelers Feast on Gulf Seafood? by Betwa Sharma NEW ORLEANS — As the Mardi Gras season descends over the city, the folks in the seafood business are holding their breath to see whether … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Mystic Blue Signs Hand Lettering Class

Mystic Blue Signs Hand Lettering Class Hello everyone, Attached is the February newsletter from the Center for the Lettering Arts. The new session of the hand lettering class starts next Thursday. For more information call us at 504-525-4691. Eve and … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog New Orleans LA

New Orleans LA Official Site of Greater New Orleans – New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau information including French Quarter, New Orleans Hotels, New Orleans Events and more. New Orleans, LA Vacations, Tourism, Guides, Hotels, Things to Do, Restaurants – … Continue reading

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