Demographer explains big 2012 numbers for New Orleans

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Posted on July 3, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 3 at 9:56 AM

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Demographer Greg Rigamer of GCR Inc. took time out of his day to speak with the Eyewitness News about some interesting numbers about visitors and why they’re coming to New Orleans.

New Orleans was recently named one of America’s fastest-growing cities, according to Forbes.

Meanwhile, tourism in 2012 was a highlight, with nearly nine million visitors spending nearly $6 billion, Rigamer said.

“Better than three out of four people who visit New Orleans are actually coming here for vacation or pleasure or leisure,” Rigamer said.

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