The Location of Displaced New Orleans Residents in the Year after Hurricane Katrina

35 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2013

See all articles by Narayan Sastry

Narayan Sastry

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Jesse Gregory

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Date Written: September 1, 2012

Abstract

Using individual data from the restricted version of the American Community Survey, we examined the displacement locations of pre-Katrina adult residents of New Orleans in the year after the hurricane. Over half (53%) of adults had returned to — or remained in — the New Orleans metropolitan area, with just under one-third of the total returning to the dwelling in which they resided prior to Katrina. Among the remainder, Texas was the leading location with almost 40% of those living away from the metropolitan area (18% of the total), followed by other locations in Louisiana (12%), the South region of the US other than Louisiana and Texas (12%), and elsewhere in the U.S. (5%). Black adults were considerably more likely than nonblack adults to be living elsewhere in Louisiana, in Texas, and elsewhere in the South. The observed race disparity was not accounted for by any of the demographic or socioeconomic covariates in the multinomial logistic regression models. Consistent with hypothesized effects, we found that young adults (25–39 years of age) were more likely to move further away from New Orleans and that adults born outside Louisiana were substantially more likely to have relocated away from the state.

Suggested Citation

Sastry, Narayan and Gregory, Jesse, The Location of Displaced New Orleans Residents in the Year after Hurricane Katrina (September 1, 2012). US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 12-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2201806 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2201806

Narayan Sastry (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Jesse Gregory

University of Wisconsin - Madison ( email )

716 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706-1481
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
37
Abstract Views
420
PlumX Metrics