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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | May 1st, 2017|Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Change in Mortgage Loans, 2012 – 2015

Monday Mapday: Linguistic Isolation

To measure linguistic isolation, the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey asks respondents how well they speak English. This map shows the top 20% of "neighborhoods" (census tracts are used to represent neighborhoods) that have the highest percentage of residents who speak English less than "very well," using the mapping tools available through Neighborhood [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Linguistic Isolation

Monday Mapday: Connecting With Parks Storymap

As part of April's Regional Snapshot, the interactive storymap "Connecting With Parks - A Regional Perspective" combines maps, images, and text to tell stories about metro Atlanta's greenspace through five categories: “A River Runs Through Us” tells the story of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area “Preserving Our Ties to Nature” features information regarding [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Connecting With Parks Storymap

Metro Atlanta Affordable Housing Tool

Contributing to the affordability problem in Metro Atlanta is the fact that a significant number of subsidized rental homes are coming to the end of their initial subsidy period. To aid in prioritizing affordable housing preservation, Neighborhood Nexus and Enterprise Community Partners have developed the Metro Atlanta Affordable Housing Tool, which highlights subsidized properties [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Metro Atlanta Affordable Housing Tool

Growing or Slowing? Population Change in Georgia’s Counties (New 2016 numbers)

The most recent county-level data from the Census Bureau (2016 Population Estimates, released last week) allow us to analyze ttrends in county, metro, and state population numbers. A new article from Governing shows that urban counties in the Northern U.S. and Midwest have slowed in their rates of population growth, and in some cases [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Special Features|Comments Off on Growing or Slowing? Population Change in Georgia’s Counties (New 2016 numbers)

Foreign-Born Population: A Kick-Off to ARC’s Global Advisory Panel

As part of the kick-off for Atlanta Regional Commission’s New Voices: Global Advisory Panel we are sharing updated data about trends in the foreign-born population for metro Atlanta. These charts serve as an introduction to a larger snapshot that will look at the diversity of residents within the foreign-born population; check back for more [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity, Special Features|Comments Off on Foreign-Born Population: A Kick-Off to ARC’s Global Advisory Panel

Monday Mapday: Top 15 Hiring Regions for Digital Skills

Our recent Regional Snapshot: Digital Skills- Through the Burning Glass uses Burning Glass Labor Insight data to assess job postings seeking general digital and advanced digital skills– at national, peer metro, and Atlanta metro levels. This map shows the top 15 hiring regions (MSA) for jobs seeking candidates with digital skills over the last 12 [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Economy, Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Top 15 Hiring Regions for Digital Skills
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