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Since 1997, the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center (GNOCDC) has been gathering, analyzing, and disseminating data to help nonprofit and civic leaders work smarter and more strategically. A product of Nonprofit Knowledge Works, GNOCDC is recognized across the country for expertise in New Orleans area demographics, disaster recovery indicators, and actionable data visualization. We are one of only three–dozen organizations nationwide chosen to be a National Neighborhood Indicators Partner — local data experts dedicated to community change. GNOCDC also plays a critical role in assessing the strength of the greater New Orleans economy and housing market since the onset of the Great Recession.
We start with greater New Orleans data from a wide range of sources, analyze it with PhD level rigor, and publish it in plain language with graphics that effectively and succinctly convey our conclusions. We’re the source when neighborhood leaders need statistics to attract new businesses, when staffers need to brief the President on New Orleans’ recovery, and when media outlets seek to understand our region’s progress on economic growth, inclusion, and sustainability.
Our website includes easy to use maps, high–demand downloadable spreadsheets and slideshows, video briefings, objective analyses, and a “Questions” feature where readers receive personalized advice from our in–house experts. Our Housing in New Orleans Metro report, co–published with the Urban Institute, quantifies housing availability and adequacy. Our New Orleans Index, originally co–published with the Brookings Institution, reports on the metro’s progress toward prosperity. Our e–newsletter, Numbers Talk, keeps subscribers up–to–date with the latest findings. We use the local and national media (TV, radio and print), in addition to social media (including YouTube and Facebook), to give our data the widest possible reach, and often present in–person to local community groups and leaders in Washington, D.C.
We believe that reliable, targeted data can help leaders create positive community change, and that making this data available to all helps the community to be more effective at collectively aiming toward long–term, sustainable solutions.
We publish data for nonprofits, government agencies, news media, neighborhood associations and businesses — anyone with an interest in greater New Orleans. Every year, our website attracts more than 100,000 visitors, and we receive several hundred print media mentions.
We collect and compare data from a variety of sources to provide the most accurate picture of greater New Orleans. Source examples include the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Louisiana Department of Education, Louisiana Department of Social Services, and FEMA. We only use data that can be updated, and we cite sources for all of our work.
GNOCDC is supported in part by United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Baptist Community Ministries, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Metropolitan Opportunities Fund at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, RosaMary Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, blue moon fund, and other community contributors. Thanks to this support, we are able to make data about greater New Orleans available to all. GNOCDC makes informed decision–making possible. For the past 15 years, we have been both a trusted resource and an objective partner in bringing reliable, thoroughly researched data to conversations about building a prosperous and inclusive region.