New Orleans population gaining out of state residents
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is showing a sharp increase in the number of people moving to the city from out of state.
U.S. Census Bureau data shows about eight percent of Orleans Parish residents have lived there less than a year, with half of those from out of state.
Prior to Hurricane Katrina, in 2004, only 3 percent of population consisted of newcomers.
Growth of unique neigborhoods such as Bywater, diverse local cuisine, and talk about "brain gain" are credited with changing the city's makeup.