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

Friday Factday: Older Population Set to Outnumber Children in 2035 in the U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau forecasts that by 2035, for the first time in the country's history, the 65 and over population will outnumber those under 18 years old.  This benchmark national demographic shift results from both an increase in longevity and a decline in birth rates (which is characteristic of developed economies).  In the [...]

By | 2018-04-05T16:26:38+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Population|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Older Population Set to Outnumber Children in 2035 in the U.S.

Friday Factday: Majority of Metro Atlanta Millennials Willing to Pay Higher Taxes to Expand Public Transit

           

By | 2018-03-02T17:28:33+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Majority of Metro Atlanta Millennials Willing to Pay Higher Taxes to Expand Public Transit

Monday Mapday: Declining Share of 65 Plus Population
In (Most) Core Urban Areas in Region

The Atlanta Metro region as a whole experienced widespread growth in the proportion of residents that is 65 years and over between 2000 and the most recent American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates (2012-16). The map below shows the areas with the greatest change in proportion in dark purple and areas of more modest growth [...]

By | 2018-01-22T15:56:56+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Declining Share of 65 Plus Population
In (Most) Core Urban Areas in Region

Friday Factday: Perceptions of Our Biggest Problem–Atlanta and the State
A Stroll Through Different Polls

Polls have certainly gotten a great deal of attention lately, for better or worse!  Despite some of their shortcomings, polls can tell us some very interesting things, particularly when we are able to see enough difference in answers to eliminate the poll's necessary margin of error as a major concern for interpreting results. Things [...]

By | 2018-01-19T21:55:21+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Perceptions of Our Biggest Problem–Atlanta and the State
A Stroll Through Different Polls

Monday Mapday: Generation X in Metro Atlanta

Classifying age groups into "generations" is by no means a perfect science.  Nonetheless, it's almost always helpful when assessing economic, political, and cultural trends to group people based on the year they were born.  The "Baby Boomer" generation is, of course, defined as those being born following WWII-- as GIs returned home to the [...]

By | 2017-10-16T20:43:47+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Generation X in Metro Atlanta

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
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