In 2000, the population of New Orleans was 484,674. In March 2007, the population of New Orleans was approximately 255,000. Why did the population of New Orleans decrease during this time period? A. Many people disagreed with the way the city government was being run. B. Many people moved to escape religious persecution. C. Many people did not like the culture of New Orleans. D. Many people had their homes destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.
The answer would be D.