Monday Mapday: Regional Health Care Costs

This map shows average health care costs, by county, in the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA).  Average health care costs include both health insurance and medical care costs. Areas shaded in dark blue (including Cherokee, Cobb, Fayette, Forsyth, and Fulton counties) represent average higher health care costs, ranging from nearly $6,000 to just under [...]

By | 2017-07-24T20:53:29+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Regional Health Care Costs

Monday Mapday: Atlanta Rents on the Rise

In keeping with the housing affordability theme, today's Monday Mapday explores metro Atlanta's rental market. Though rents are on the rise throughout the metro area, rental increases are greatest in the suburbs (as shown in the map below). Areas shaded in dark blue in North Fulton County show the highest percentage change in average [...]

By | 2017-07-17T21:13:35+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Atlanta Rents on the Rise

Monday Mapday: Population with No Health Insurance Coverage – 100 U.S. Metros

This map compares the most recent healthcare coverage data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the 100 largest U.S. metro areas, showing the percentage of population with no health insurance coverage. The areas in blue are metros with the highest uninsured rates, where 11.7% - 31.0% of residents do not have health insurance. Source: [...]

By | 2017-06-27T12:53:06+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Population with No Health Insurance Coverage – 100 U.S. Metros

Monday Mapday: Location of Low-Income Workers vs. Low-Income Jobs

The maps below show a spatial mismatch between the location of low-income workers and low-income jobs.  The first map shows the location of the region’s low-income workers by place of residence, with blue shades representing areas with the highest concentration of low-income workers.  As depicted in the map, the region’s low-income workers are primarily [...]

By | 2017-06-19T21:06:41+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Location of Low-Income Workers vs. Low-Income Jobs

Monday Mapday: Transportation Costs Complicate Affordability

How do transportation costs factor into affordable housing? When considering both housing and transportation costs, the window of affordability becomes even more narrow. These maps show where a family of four (two working commuters and two kids) that makes the area median income (approximately $57,000) can live if they want to pay less than [...]

By | 2017-06-13T19:30:25+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Transportation Costs Complicate Affordability

Monday Mapday: Change in Low Birthweight Births

This map shows the areas (by Census Tract) that have had the greatest increase in rates of low birthweight births (where the infant weights less than 2,500 grams or 5.5 pounds), a key indicator of maternal and infant health. The data measures the change in birth rates from 2000-2004 (an average for the 5 year [...]

By | 2017-06-05T16:39:57+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Change in Low Birthweight Births

Monday Mapday: Negative Equity

Using Zillow data for Q3 of 2016, this map shows the percentage of homes that have negative equity (owe more on the house than what it is worth) for zip codes in metro Atlanta. The darker blue areas have higher percentages of homes with negative equity. The spatial patterns here roughly reflect the same [...]

By | 2017-05-22T19:19:27+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Negative Equity

Monday Mapday: 2016 3rd Grade Reading Milestone Test

With the 2017 school year coming to an end, we take a look back at last year's Georgia Milestone scores for 3rd grade reading (English Language Arts).  This map shows the mean scale scores for 2016 3rd grade English Language Arts by elementary school for school districts in the five core Atlanta counties. The [...]

By | 2017-05-16T13:58:30+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 2016 3rd Grade Reading Milestone Test

Monday Mapday: MARTA usage after I-85 collapse

How has transit usage changed since the I-85 bridge collapse? The chart and map below use MARTA ridership data to show the change in average weekday ridership by rail station before and after the I-85 bridge collapse. The percentages show the change in the average number of riders boarding stations on weekdays during March [...]

By | 2017-05-12T14:38:37+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: MARTA usage after I-85 collapse

Monday Mapday: Change in Mortgage Loans, 2012 – 2015

The locations in dark blue had the greatest increase in the number of mortgage loans originated for buying homes per square mile from 2012 to 2015. The greatest increase in loans were concentrated in the northern parts of the City of Atlanta, extending up through Fulton, DeKalb, Forsyth, Gwinnett, and Cobb Counties. Source: HMDA, [...]

By | 2017-05-01T19:55:59+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Change in Mortgage Loans, 2012 – 2015
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