In this July 31, 2010 photo, the New Orleans skyline is seen from the cockpit of a Robinson R44 helicopter. The 2010 Census count found that New Orleans' population stands at 343,829 people, a figure ... more 
In this July 31, 2010 photo, the New Orleans skyline is seen from the cockpit of a Robinson R44 helicopter. The 2010 Census count found that New Orleans' population stands at 343,829 people, a figure lower than expected that hints at the city's difficulties to repopulate since Hurricane Katrina more than five years ago. In the 2000 Census, New Orleans had a population of 484,674 people. The new count shows a population decrease of about 30 percent and that will mean the city will lose political clout in redistricting and federal dollars. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gerald Herbert
Thu, Feb 3, 2011 4:39 PM EST