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

Monday Mapday: Poverty in Georgia Cities

In the 10-county metro region, 15.8 percent of the population lives below the poverty line (see the income tab on the 20-County Data Dashboard, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates). Using the Georgia Cities mapping tool on Neighborhood Nexus we can see what this trend looks like in Georgia cities. Two sets of cities [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Poverty in Georgia Cities

Monday Mapday: Residents Age 18-64 with a Disability

Through the Neighborhood Nexus interactive Georgia State Senate map, you can find a variety of demographic and socioeconomic variables for senate districts. In Georgia, 19 percent of residents age 18-64 have a disability. The maps below show those numbers by Senate District throughout the state and provide a closer look at metro Atlanta. [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Residents Age 18-64 with a Disability

Monday Mapday: A Look at Chronic Health Conditions

This map shows the percentage of discharges for “treatable” illnesses by county for 2011-2013 from the Georgia Department of Public Health OASIS  system.  The "treatable" illnesses displayed in this map are officially know as Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs).  ACSCs are conditions that are chronic or acute, and include conditions that are potentially preventable through [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: A Look at Chronic Health Conditions

Monday Mapday: What areas have added the most educated residents?

In our recent Regional Snapshot: What have We Learned About Educational Attainment? we look at the change in the past decade in the percentage of the population that has a bachelor's degree or higher in the metro, county, and local levels. This map shows that change using census tracts in metro Atlanta. By looking at two [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: What areas have added the most educated residents?

Monday Mapday: Measuring Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten readiness is closely linked to future academic achievement and life success.  Research shows that children who have access to quality early education programs, or Pre-Kindergarten, develop cognitive, social and behavioral skills necessary for kindergarten readiness.1 And, as kindergarten school readiness results improve, third-grade reading and math scores rise correspondingly. The Georgia Department of [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Measuring Kindergarten Readiness

Monday Mapday: 2016 High School Graduation Rates

This map shows the range of 2016 high school graduation rates for schools in the five core counties and their city school districts. To view an interactive map and view other school-level variables, check out the Weave map on Neighborhood Nexus.

By | January 30th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 2016 High School Graduation Rates

Monday Mapday: Wage Changes 2012-2016

When compared to the top U.S. metros, Atlanta records one of the largest positive changes in average hourly earnings since 2012, increasing by 2.8 percent. Hourly earnings have increased by about $0.70 (in constant dollars) between 2012 and 2016 (click the map for a bigger image). For more information about wages in metro Atlanta, [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Wage Changes 2012-2016
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