Regional Snapshot: Exploration of Key Trends in the 65+ Age Cohort

By | 2018-09-13T15:11:11+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Age and Generations, Regional Snapshot|

This month's Regional Snapshot explores key trends among the 65+ age cohort in the 10-county Atlanta region.  This snapshot is a compressed version of a longer product giving an overview of Aging demographics, as well as of issues impacting seniors in our region. This forthcoming product will also highlight activities and programs of the Atlanta [...]

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Housing Affordability Special Feature: High-Income Renter Households Up 163% from 2007

By | 2018-09-12T19:55:39+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Special Features|

Housing affordability is one of the most pressing issues facing the region.  With an increase in people moving to the region looking for a place to live, the supply of housing has not kept pace with the demand, leading to rising rents and ownership costs.  When you add to that the allure of amenities [...]

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The Quarter: Highlights from Q2 2018

By | 2018-09-13T14:37:49+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q2 2018. The Quarter includes data on employment, home price indices, building permits, retail and office space, and more, with the goal of identifying what areas of our economy are striving and what areas are slower to recover. Visit The [...]

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Friday Factday: Occupation Growth & Demand Over Next Decade

By | 2018-09-07T12:17:33+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|

What occupations will be in the highest demand across the Atlanta Metro region--and which will grow (in absolute numbers) the most over the next decade?  Well to start, we need to make the distinction between demand and growth in employment.  In short, demand is the estimated number of potential hires (i.e. job openings). Defined [...]

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Monday Mapday: New Map Tool for Exploring Atlanta Metro Region Commuting Patterns

By | 2018-08-27T17:18:05+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday, Transportation|

The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program, operated by the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies, provides Residential Area Characteristics (RAC), Worker Area Characteristics (WAC), and Origin-Destination data for workers and jobs on an annual basis.  Using LEHD data, the dashboard below (also here) enables the user to identify where people who live in [...]

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Regional Snapshot: 2018 Population Estimates–A Slightly Slower “Grow” for Most

By | 2018-08-22T17:30:22+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Other Demographics, Population, Regional Snapshot|

This month's regional snapshot presents ARC's annual major jurisdiction population estimates. The 10-county Atlanta region added 75,800 new residents between April 2017 and April 2018, according to those estimates. Overall, the Atlanta region’s population increased by 1.7% and now stands at 4,555,900 –  more than that of 25 states. Job growth fueled the region’s [...]

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Special Feature: Highways, Urban Renewal, and Patterns in the Built Environment

By | 2018-08-21T13:07:49+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Housing, Race and Diversity, Special Features, Transportation|

The story map below represents the capstone work of Matt Leonard, a recent graduate of the MS-Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) program at Georgia Tech and Research & Analytics Intern at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).  It provides an illuminating glimpse at how Atlanta's built environment and human landscape was shaped in large [...]

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Friday Factday: Aging by Race and Ethnicity

By | 2018-08-17T17:30:39+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Population|

This may be old news to you, but the U.S. population is aging and is expected to continue to do so.  The Census Bureau currently projects that by 2035 older people will outnumber younger people for the first time in U.S. history.  In that year, it is estimated that 78 million U.S. residents will [...]

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Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

By | 2018-08-15T14:59:39+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Education, Housing, Population, Public Health, Transportation, Web Wednesday|

Looking for a place with all the latest news and info related to working, living, and commuting in the Atlanta Metro region?  What's Next ATL bills itself as just that -- a one-stop shop for  original blog posts, carefully selected links of local and national news, news releases from local government and non-profit [...]

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Friday Factday: The Metro-Wide Rate of High School Diplomas

By | 2018-08-10T16:27:03+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Education, Friday Factday, Population, Race and Diversity|

A recent analysis by the U.S. Census Bureau found that, today, more than 90 percent of Americans age 25 and older hold a high school diploma or higher. Since 1997, the fastest climb has been among Hispanic populations, though this group still holds these degrees at a lower rate than the country’s primary racial [...]

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