1. New Orleans, LA

Population: 354,850

Population Change 2000-2009: -128,813

Population Percent Change 2000-2009: -26.63%

Home Vacancy: 21.5%

The period of widespread homelessness, severe crime, and slow recovery has left the city as a shadow of its former self. While people are trickling back into the city, many will likely never return, and the city has lost more than a quarter of its population in just ten years.

 

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