He stays in touch with his former colleagues and often talks of the influx of population and its strain on the community’s ability to provide services.
Below is the first definitive population count that I’ve seen. Claritas is one of the strongest names in the business when it comes to demographics.
Jan 2006 projections indicate that Orleans Parish has lost 283,789 residents (a 62.4% decrease), leaving a total of 171,133 residents – only slightly larger than Sullivan County, TN.
On the other hand, St. Tammany Parish has gained 54,791 residents (a 24.7% increase), bringing its total to 276,599 (making it 100,000+ residents larger than Orleans Parish!).