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Monday Mapday: Interactive Map of Atlanta Homicide Data

Having compiled, cleaned, and analyze data for over 52,000 homicides in 50 major cities in the U.S. going back to 2007, The Washington Post recently released an expansive report identifying patterns of justice and impunity, creating detailed maps of where murders go solved and unsolved.  Within many cities they found areas with high murder [...]

By | 2018-07-16T16:32:48+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Public Health, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Interactive Map of Atlanta Homicide Data

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Rental Housing Affordability

Inspired by the National Low Income Housing Coalition's (NLIHC) recently released 2018 Out of Reach report, this month's Regional Snapshot looks at rental housing affordability in the region.  The slide deck below provides an overview of national trends in rental housing affordability, highlighting how the state and metro Atlanta region fare compared to the [...]

By | 2018-07-12T15:33:00+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Rental Housing Affordability

Monday Mapday: Food Access in the Atlanta Metro Region

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Access Research Atlas provides food access estimates by census tract across a variety of indicators, including proximity to grocery stores, family income, and vehicle accessibility.  Estimates for the 2015 Atlas are based on a 2015 list of supermarkets, the 2010 Decennial Census, and the 2010-14 American [...]

By | 2018-07-09T18:23:52+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday, Public Health, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Food Access in the Atlanta Metro Region

Friday Factday: AARP Livability Index for 2018

As part of its Livable Communities initiative, the American Association of Retired People (AARP) recently released its 2018 Livability Index results.  The highest level indicator reported in the results is the Livability Score, a value between 0 and 100 representing a combined assessment of seven broad categories: housing, neighborhood, transportation, environment, health, engagement, and [...]

By | 2018-07-09T16:39:30+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: AARP Livability Index for 2018

Monday Mapday: Caribbean-American Heritage Month

June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month.  According to the American Community Survey (2012-16), 5-year estimates, more than 200 thousand people in the 20-county Atlanta Metro region can claim Caribbean ancestry.  People with Jamaican and Puerto Rican ancestries represent the two largest cohorts of Caribbean-Americans in the region, with estimated populations of over 54 thousand each. [...]

By | 2018-07-09T16:39:40+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Population, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta

Last month, our regional snapshot focused on the region's physical health.  This month, we assess the health of public education in the metro region.  Inspired by the recently released Learn4Life (L4L)  State of Education in Metro Atlanta Annual Report, our team at ARC analyzed 10-county regional education data for a selection of key cradle-to-career indicators.  We [...]

By | 2018-06-14T20:53:26+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Education, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta

Equity Special Feature: Childhood Poverty Rates in Urban and Rural Georgia are Roughly Equal

In light of shifting demographics, economic disparities, and notions related to identity, rural/urban comparisons have become a commonly-used lens for making sense of complicated issues facing our state and country.  However, despite the widespread use of this lens, the distinction between "urban" and "rural" is not always clear cut, especially when it comes to [...]

By | 2018-06-08T16:28:06+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Equity Series, Other Demographics, Special Features|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Childhood Poverty Rates in Urban and Rural Georgia are Roughly Equal

Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta

How healthy are we?  This month’s Regional Snapshot explores recently released public health data for the metro area to help answer this question. Datasets analyzed include: County Health Rankings: A collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation [...]

By | 2018-05-22T18:37:14+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Public Health, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta
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