Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks–Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

By |2018-11-19T17:58:00+00:00November 19th, 2018|Economy, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|

The Atlanta Regional Commission's Metro Atlanta Speaks (MAS) public opinion survey is in its sixth year. The first MAS survey—done in 2013 , asked 21 questions of 2,100 residents—and was statistically significant only at the 10-county region level. By 2018, the survey has grown to the largest of its type in the region, with [...]

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Web Wednesday: ARC’s New Podcast “What’s Next ATL”

By |2018-11-14T09:37:35+00:00November 14th, 2018|Housing, Web Wednesday|

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has a podcast. The podcast is called What’s Next ATL, like the recently launched website of the same name. What’s Next ATL is hosted and produced by Kate Sweeney, formerly an NPR reporter for 90.1 WABE. Each episode focuses on one crucial issue facing our region, and a person, [...]

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Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

By |2018-11-19T17:58:40+00:00November 9th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|

Now in its sixth year, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Metro Atlanta Speaks survey offers a snapshot of residents’ viewpoints on the area’s top challenges, local assets and what matters most to them. The survey polls residents from 13  metro  counties on questions about transportation, the economy, amenities and quality of life, civic engagement and [...]

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Monday Mapday: Have We Reached Peak Foliage?

By |2018-11-05T09:03:42+00:00November 5th, 2018|Environment, Forecasts, Monday Mapday|

With daylight savings time over, temperatures dropping, and a certain crispness in the once muggy air, there’s no time like now to go outside and enjoy all that fall has to offer. But that begs the question: When will autumn leaves be most colorful in the Atlanta region this year? According to the 2018 Fall [...]

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Web Wednesday: The Opportunity Atlas

By |2018-10-24T08:52:14+00:00October 24th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|

Opportunity varies widely across our country.  Where one grows up, the income of their parents, their race and ethnicity -- all of these factors can contribute to a person's economic prospects and potential social mobility as an adult.  Researchers from Harvard, Brown, and the U.S. Census Bureau have attempted to measure the extent to which [...]

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Monday Mapday: Median Net Worth by Census Tract

By |2018-10-15T17:07:13+00:00October 15th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday|

The map below provides a broad view of how net worth is distributed across the 20-county Atlanta metro region.  Calculated by ESRI at the census tract level, median net wealth refers to the total wealth minus debts of the typical household in each tract.  Household wealth includes equity in a home, business, car, and [...]

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Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Workforce–Industries in Demand & Opportunity Occupations

By |2018-10-23T12:08:51+00:00October 11th, 2018|Economy, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|

Our regional and state economies are doing well, by most all measures, despite some recent dips in the stock market. This month's Regional Snapshot digs into some nuances of "doing well" by taking a look at the status of and differences among a few measures of unemployment and underemployment. It then moves on to [...]

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Monday Mapday: Diversity in Metro Atlanta Region

By |2018-10-08T11:56:39+00:00October 8th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|

ESRI's diversity index provides an estimate of how likely two people, selected at random from the same geographic area, will belong to different racial or ethnic groups.  Available down to the block group level, an index value of 0 means an area exhibits "no diversity" and 100 means that there is "complete diversity."  The [...]

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Friday Factday: Deeper Dive into Metro Atlanta Voter Trends

By |2018-10-05T10:40:40+00:00October 5th, 2018|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Race and Diversity|

The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 General Election in Georgia is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  With this deadline on the horizon, we thought it a good time to take a closer look at who votes in the Atlanta metro region. Using data on voter registration and voter turnout from the last [...]

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Monday Mapday: Wide Life Expectancy Gap in the Metro Region

By |2018-10-08T10:50:53+00:00October 1st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Public Health|

Based on recently-released data from the U.S. Small-area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP), average life expectancy can be shown to vary greatly across relatively short distances in the U.S., with income, race/ethnicity, and education being the primary drivers of these differences.  Produced through a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the [...]

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