Now that I-85 has reopened, is traffic back to normal? The May 2017 Regional Snapshot analyzes how the I-85 closure impacted travel throughout Atlanta in. The charts below use INRIX travel speed data to take an updated look at travel speeds on select corridors on Tuesday (May 23) compared to both speeds during construction (on April [...]
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). [...]
This year, Atlanta will join the rest of the nation in celebrating our region's mothers on Sunday May 14, 2017. Since 1914, the United States has celebrated mothers with cards, flowers, jewelry, special meals and outings, and other fun treats especially for Mom. For 2017, Mother's Day spending is expected to reach $23.6 billion [...]
Americans chose the month of May to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States to commemorate two important events -- the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and the contribution of the nation's Chinese immigrants to the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, [...]
Globally, 2016 was the hottest year on record, beating out 2015, which beat out 2014. This trend holds true in Atlanta, with 2016 being the hottest year on record. April, 2017, will be the Atlanta region’s 15th month in a row of above average temperature. We see a warming trend across all seasons which can [...]
April 22, 2017 marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, which began in 1970 as a national event to educate the public about the environment. In the spirit of Earth Day, this week's Friday Factday explores a selection of environmental statistics for metro Atlanta.
For today's Friday Factday, we take a look at spatial patterns in high school graduation across metro Atlanta. For more information, visit Neighborhood Nexus at http://neighborhoodnexus.org.
Following the fire and bridge collapse on I-85, commuters are changing their travel patterns. Many metro Atlanta residents may choose to take transit or stay home today, alleviating congestion on roadways, but for those still driving, here is a look at traffic on the major roadways on Friday, March 31. Check back for updates. [...]
Happy St. Patrick's Day! To celebrate the greenest day of the year, this Friday Factday looks at Irish-American heritage and economic connections in metro Atlanta and Georgia. For national-level trends, check out the U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features page.
The charts below show selected health metrics for each of the counties in the 20-county region, as well as 10-county and 20-county aggregations. Numbers are provided for the following: Percentage of population without health insurance (an average of years 2011-2015) The cause of discharges from hospitals by chronic disease type (rate is per 100,000 [...]