Katrina: Demographics of a Disaster

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Katrina: Demographics of a Disaster

September 9, 2005

Abstract

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Gulf Coast, tens of thousands of New Orleanians are being evacuated to cities across the country. Many host cities have dramatically different demographics and the levels of social services provided differ greatly. Here is a look at race, poverty and federal food stamp data for the United States, New Orleans, and selected cities receiving evacuees.

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