Friday Factday: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 2017 celebrates the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA prohibits discrimination, and guarantees that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to employment, transportation, telecommunications, commercial facilities, state and local government services, and public services and accommodations. This [...]

By | 2017-07-21T23:12:57+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Friday Factday, Public Health|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

Friday Factday: Homeownership and Household Formation Among Millennials

Nationally, the country is experiencing a delay in household formation among the millennial generation, as well as declining homeownership rates.  This week's Friday Factday explores these trends in the 10-county metro area. In terms of homeownership, rates are way down in metro Atlanta - for all age categories, but especially among millennials (as shown [...]

By | 2017-07-18T14:26:25+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Homeownership and Household Formation Among Millennials

Hotlanta: Temperature Changes 2000-2017

Update through June, 2017: June 2017 was the first month with a below average temperature (-0.2°F) in Atlanta since January 2016! That's 16 months in a row of above average temperatures. What led to this "cold" June? Well, it only took the 8th wettest June on record, with nearly 8" of rain, to [...]

By | 2017-07-06T17:52:20+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Friday Factday, Special Features|Comments Off on Hotlanta: Temperature Changes 2000-2017

Friday Factday: ARC’s BIG Move

On June 19th, 2017 ARC moved from its home of nearly 17 years at Loudermilk Center to our new digs in the International Tower at Peachtree Center. While we have many fond memories of our offices at Loudermilk, ARC is excited about our new home and hopes you'll visit us soon! In celebration of [...]

By | 2017-06-30T16:58:44+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: ARC’s BIG Move

Friday Factday: Spending and Jobs Supported by Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry

The recently released Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Study by Americans for the Arts estimates the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry for 341 communities throughout the U.S. The upcoming Regional Snapshot will take a closer look at this study and related data in metro Atlanta (10-county area). The charts below [...]

By | 2017-06-23T20:34:48+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Spending and Jobs Supported by Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry

Most and Least Affordable Areas for Housing Costs

A recent CityLab article highlights the nationwide challenge to afford housing. In very few areas (only 12 counties) can a worker making minimum wage and working 40 or fewer hours a week afford rent for a one-bedroom unit. "Affordability" is defined as paying less than than 30% of a household income for housing costs (for both [...]

By | 2017-06-09T19:43:38+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Most and Least Affordable Areas for Housing Costs

Friday Factday: Metro Population Forecasts

Currently, metro Atlanta’s population of nearly 5.8 million ranks it ninth among the 10 largest U.S. metros.  However, over the next 30 years, recently released third-party forecasts predict that metro Atlanta will move into the 6th spot on that list, with a total population exceeding 8.6 million (and potentially as high as 9.1 million), [...]

By | 2017-06-02T16:46:24+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Forecasts, Friday Factday, Population|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Metro Population Forecasts

Travel after I-85 reopening- back to normal?

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. 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 11) [...]

By | 2017-06-01T19:17:23+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Friday Factday, Special Features, Transportation|Comments Off on Travel after I-85 reopening- back to normal?

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

Friday Factday: Mother’s Day Edition

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-12T19:49:51+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Mother’s Day Edition
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