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 [...]
Did the Atlanta region grow faster in the 40s or the 80s? This video shows the peak period for population growth for each of the Atlanta region's ten counties. The lines show the average percent increase/decrease by decade. As a whole, the region had the largest percentage gains in the 1950s, growing around 38 percent [...]
The U.S. Census Bureau surveys U.S. residents on their place of birth to compare with the place they currently live. This provides an idea of geographic mobility and migration. The native population includes everyone who was born in the U.S. or was born outside of the U.S. but had at least one parent who was [...]
How did the population of metro Atlanta cities change from 2010-2015? Newly released U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates show that the City of Atlanta had the largest increase at 43,622 (a 10.4% increase) and, as expected, also had the largest 2015 population at 463,878. The population in cities can change in three different ways, unlike [...]
The Atlanta Region's Plan was adopted by the Atlanta Regional Commission board on February 24. As part of the process, ARC has forecast population and employment change from 2015-2040. This map shows change in population density by census tracts, with the greatest concentrations of change occurring in central DeKalb and Fulton counties, Gwinnett County, and Forsyth [...]