Friday Factday: Residents age 65 and older in Atlanta

May is designated Older Americans Month, first established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy. To celebrate metro Atlanta's older residents, this Friday Factday adapts the U.S. Census Bureau's Facts for Features to share data about residents age 65 and older. In 2015, there were 636,691 residents 65 or older living in metro Atlanta (MSA). [...]

By | 2017-05-19T11:52:46+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Age and Generations, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Residents age 65 and older in Atlanta

Monday Mapday: Oldest and Youngest Neighborhoods

Using median age from the 2010 U.S. Census, this map shows the "youngest" neighborhoods in purple (median age ranging from 16.1 to 31.3) and the "oldest" neighborhoods in blue (a median age ranging from 39.6 to 52.7). The areas with a youngest median age are primarily concentrated in the core counties of Fulton, Clayton, DeKalb, [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:47+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Oldest and Youngest Neighborhoods

Monday Mapday: Senior Population

This map shows the neighborhoods in metro Atlanta that have the highest densities of senior residents (age 65+). In these neighborhoods, at least 25% of households have an individual age 65 or older. These areas are fairly spread out throughout the region, with high concentrations in suburban counties such as Spalding, Fayette, Newton, Walton, and [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:47+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Senior Population

Monday Mapday: Population Age 65+ in Poverty

The blue areas in this map highlight neighborhoods in metro Atlanta that have a high percentage of residents age 65 and older living in poverty. While the urban core appears to have high concentrations of seniors living poverty, there are pockets of poverty spread throughout the region. Data source: 2010-2014 American Community Survey via Neighborhood Nexus [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:50+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Population Age 65+ in Poverty

Changes in racial diversity of millennials/young professionals

As a whole, metro Atlanta is becoming increasingly diverse—but what about racial and ethnic diversity for millennials/young professionals, age 20-34? Text highlights are below, but scroll down to view trends and county-specific data in our 2010-2015 Population Change by Race: Total Population and Age 20-34 tool. Let’s take a look at overall trends from 2010-2015 [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:51+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Age and Generations, Race and Diversity, Special Features|Comments Off on Changes in racial diversity of millennials/young professionals

Monday Mapday: Showing our Age

Our recent special feature Showing Our Age used Esri 2016 Population Estimates data to analyze age trends in metro Atlanta. These maps use the same data for a 20-county region to show spatial patterns in concentrations of millennials/young professionals (age 20-34) and young children. The first map shows census tracts that have the highest densities of millennials. In these [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:52+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Showing our Age

Showing Our Age

This tool uses Esri's 2016 Population Estimates to show age trends in metro Atlanta. Click through the visuals below to find out what percentage of a county's residents are a certain age, how counties compare in their share of residents from different age ranges (check out who has the greatest percentage of millennials and young professionals [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:52+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Age and Generations, Special Features|Comments Off on Showing Our Age

Atlanta Millennials Find Mostly Low-Wage Employment Following Recession

This analysis looks at employment by industry and related wage trends among 19- to 34-year-olds today, known collectively as “millennials.” Despite higher levels of educational attainment and a U.S. economy 70% more productive than it was in the mid-1980s, the group is finding it difficult translating high education levels into higher earnings[i].  The dire situation [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:53+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Age and Generations, Special Features|Comments Off on Atlanta Millennials Find Mostly Low-Wage Employment Following Recession

Where are Millennials renting and buying?

OK... we heard you! In response to the great feedback we received on the "Monday Mapday: Millennial Homeowners" post, we decided to further explore this topic. These maps show a more complete picture - they show where Millennials are both renting and owning homes. As you'll see, two completely different patterns emerge. But, before we get there, let's look [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:25:22+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Age and Generations, Housing, Special Features|Comments Off on Where are Millennials renting and buying?
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