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Loser: New Orleans
Population loss 2000-2009: 10%

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' population plunged 25%. And while the city has since added some residents, the population still sits below pre-Katrina levels. In total, the Crescent City has had a net loss of more than 126,000 people in the past decade. That's higher than any other city in the country.

Since the hurricane most severely impacted the city's poorest residents, who were primarily African Americans, the racial and socioeconomic makeup of the city's current population is now significantly different from what it was before the hurricane.

Result:

* Census-based federal funding will likely slip below the $1.8 billion earned in 2008.

* Louisiana could also lose one of its seven congressional seats.

NEXT: Loser: Youngstown, Ohio

Last updated April 06 2010: 7:01 AM ET
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