Monday Mapday: Native Americans in the Metro Region

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution to designate November 1990 as "National American Indian Heritage Month."  Since 1994, similar presidential proclamations have been issued every year.  Today, the month is recognized as "American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month."  The map below provides an estimate of the American Indian [...]

By | 2017-11-20T20:25:31+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Native Americans in the Metro Region

Monday Mapday: New FCC Data on Broadband Access

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released data on fixed broadband access. The data are at the census tract level across the entire United States.  Below are maps of the data for the Atlanta Metro region--showing the spatial patterns of access.  The first map provides a baseline overview of access to fixed broadband of [...]

By | 2017-11-14T21:34:09+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Economy, Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: New FCC Data on Broadband Access

Monday Mapday: Veterans in Metro Atlanta

In anticipation of Veterans Day this coming Saturday, November 11th, we provide a map of where veterans live in the Atlanta Metro region.  According to estimates from the American Community Survey (2011-15, 5-year average), the largest concentrations of veterans (as shown in dark blue) can be found living outside of urban centers, with the [...]

By | 2017-11-06T16:15:35+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Veterans in Metro Atlanta

Monday Mapday: Hoards of Trick-or-Treaters in the Metro Region

Tomorrow is Halloween, and to get you in the spirit, we've created a map showing the highest concentrations of potential trick-or-treaters.  With the exception of a few neighborhoods in the central cities of Atlanta and Decatur, the areas with the highest proportion of children aged 5 to 14 years old can be found in [...]

By | 2017-10-30T16:40:41+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Special Features, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Hoards of Trick-or-Treaters in the Metro Region

Monday Mapday: Childhood Poverty in Decline?

According to a recent article in the Atlantic, childhood poverty in the United States is at a record low, down to 15.7% as of 2016.  This is well below the post-recession high of 18.1% in 2012 as well as the overall measured high of 28.4% in 1967. The 15.7% of children in poverty is, [...]

By | 2017-10-24T14:30:46+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Childhood Poverty in Decline?

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

Monday Mapday: Metro Housing Affordability Challenges

If you live in a household in the Atlanta Metro region which makes less than $50k a year, chances are that 30% or more of your household income is going to pay either your rent or your mortgage.  The map below, by census tract, shows those areas with the greatest affordability challenges in dark [...]

By | 2017-10-09T13:55:05+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Metro Housing Affordability Challenges

Monday Mapday: Student Loan Interest Deductions

Ah, fall is in the air.  The mornings are becoming increasingly crisp and cool, the stores are unpacking all of their Halloween merchandise, football season is in full swing, and metro Atlanta students returned to school six weeks ago! If your children are college age, returning to school this semester may have meant taking [...]

By | 2017-09-18T21:02:08+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Student Loan Interest Deductions

Monday Mapday: Charitable Contributions

As the Southeast pulls together in the wake of Hurricane Irma, charitable giving is in the forefront of our minds at ARC.  This week's Monday Mapday highlights charitable contributions by zip code in metro Atlanta.  Overall, metro Atlantans are a charitable bunch, with zip codes shaded in dark brown in the map below representing [...]

By | 2017-09-11T15:33:45+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Charitable Contributions

Monday Mapday: Time Spent Online

This week's Monday Mapday explores time spent online in the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA).  The map below shows the percentage of the adults,* by zip code, that spent an average of 2 to 4.9 hours online in a typical day.  Areas shaded in dark blue (including areas of Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Fayette, Forsyth, [...]

By | 2017-08-28T18:55:18+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Time Spent Online
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