The state is loosing its children by the thousands, according to this story.
Louisiana has 129,798 fewer residents under age of 18 than it did in 2000.
And the number of women ages 18 to 44 has fallen by 10 percent since 2000--that's a loss of 96, 145 young women. That means that state lost a lot of women who are in their child-bearing years--if they aren't here they can't have kids to make our state, populous right?
Experts say that some of this is due to the hurricanes, about 60,000 women left in the year after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
To top it all off, the state is gaining residents 65 and over.
Maybe this explains why little old men always try to talk to me in grocery stores.