Friday Factday: Births, Deaths, and Migration in Metro Atlanta (2017 Estimates)

Last week, we posted highlights of the recent release of 2017 County Population estimates by the Census Bureau. We compared the change in population 2016-2017 in the Atlanta Metro to that of other large metros, as well as took a closer look at population change for the 10 member counties of the Atlanta Regional [...]

By | 2018-04-11T15:42:38+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Population|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Births, Deaths, and Migration in Metro Atlanta (2017 Estimates)

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

Friday Factday: Informing Transit Discussion–
What Does Metro Atlanta Speaks Say?

There's been much in the press lately about the continuing public debate regarding possibilities for funding and implementing alternate transportation modes, with particular focus being placed on transit.  Part of the discussion has been on business needs and expectations, both currently and in the future.  Another aspect of the debate has revolved around Atlanta [...]

By | 2018-02-02T18:20:20+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Informing Transit Discussion–
What Does Metro Atlanta Speaks Say?

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

Friday Factday: The Atlanta MSA’s Foreign Born Population:
by Global Region and Country of Origin

People born outside of the United States comprised an estimated 13.7% of the 29-county Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)'s population in 2016 and accounted for an estimated 5.1% of the region's population growth between 2015 and 2016.  In appreciation of the increasing and integral part that the foreign-born play in the regional community and [...]

By | 2018-01-25T20:36:44+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: The Atlanta MSA’s Foreign Born Population:
by Global Region and Country of Origin

Friday Factday: Declines in Mortgage Delinquency–
Masking Lingering Effects of Recession

When it comes to the economy, most of us would likely agree that, while things are better, we "got a ways to go yet". A recent article in the AJC examines the lingering impacts of the Great Recession, pointing out that despite improvements in employment (and even, finally, wages), many are still suffering.  One [...]

By | 2018-01-05T21:52:05+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Declines in Mortgage Delinquency–
Masking Lingering Effects of Recession

Friday Factday: A Toy (Spending) Story

The holiday season is upon us!  It is a time for festivities and gift giving among friends and family--which means an increase in household spending.  According to polling by Gallup, average holiday spending per person nationally is projected to be $906 in 2017, up from $785 in 2016 (see chart below).  The most recent [...]

By | 2017-12-22T14:59:04+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Friday Factday, Special Features, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Friday Factday: A Toy (Spending) Story
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