Population Estimates for Impacted Counties
in the Gulf Coast Area
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita had an unprecedented effect on the Gulf Coast’s
population in August and September of 2005.
The Census Bureau designed special methodology
to estimate the population sizes of the 117 counties identified by FEMA
as eligible for Individual and Public Assistance (IPA). These special
estimates are designed to show the estimated
population [Excel] size for these counties
as of January 1, 2006.
The estimates are not part of the official estimates series because of
the unique nature of the methodology and data used.
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