Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while it would be nice to be able to share with you a definitive map of where love is and is not in the metro region, data on such things, as you'd imagine, is impossible to obtain. What about data on "proxies" for love, like for example, [...]
Friday Factday: Perceptions of Our Biggest Problem–Atlanta and the State
A Stroll Through Different Polls
Polls have certainly gotten a great deal of attention lately, for better or worse! Despite some of their shortcomings, polls can tell us some very interesting things, particularly when we are able to see enough difference in answers to eliminate the poll's necessary margin of error as a major concern for interpreting results. Things [...]
People born outside of the United States comprised an estimated 13.7% of the 29-county Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)'s population in 2016 and accounted for an estimated 5.1% of the region's population growth between 2015 and 2016. In appreciation of the increasing and integral part that the foreign-born play in the regional community and [...]
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 [...]
How are women continuing to make history in metro Atlanta? For the first Friday in March, we celebrate Women's History Month by looking at statistics related to females in the metro Atlanta region. For national-level statistics, see the U.S. Census Bureau's Facts for Features.
Atlanta vs. Boston How does Atlanta compare to Boston? We'll let the football facts be decided on the field, but we check out some socioeconomic and demographic numbers here. For more on the 2017 Data Bowl, visit Atlanta Regional Commission's News Center.
In metro Atlanta, the average family size is 3.41 (a "family" consists of at least two people living in the same household who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption). This map shows the neighborhoods in metro Atlanta that have the largest average family size, higher than the metro average of 3.41. Gwinnett County and Clayton County [...]
For 50 years, or so, ARC has been developing population estimates for the Atlanta region. While growth is still not as strong as the late 1990s or the early 2000s, the region did experience the largest single-year population increase since the Great Recession. Here are the highlights of ARC’s 2016 population estimates: The 10-county Atlanta [...]