According to the recent anouncement, this new method uses a mix of local, state, and federal data from organizations such as FEMA and the U.S. Geological Survey. Examples of the population insights provided in STI: PopStats' January 2006 release include the following:
Orleans Parish 484,674 103,326
Jefferson Parish 455,466 452,615
East Baton Rouge Parish 412,852 447,841
St. Tammany Parish 191,268 221,521
St. Bernard Parish 67,229 2,679
The next quarterly release of STI: PopStats will be in April 2006.