Fact Sheet Katrina: Demographics of a Disaster
Urban Institute
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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.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Social safety net Race and equity
Tags Poverty Hunger and food assistance Racial and ethnic disparities Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Income and wealth distribution Racial barriers to accessing the safety net Racial inequities in economic mobility Racial wealth gap