Friday Factday: Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Americans chose the month of May to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States to commemorate two important events -- the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and the contribution of the nation's Chinese immigrants to the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, [...]

By | 2017-05-05T18:01:03+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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 | 2017-03-21T20:44:48+00:00 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

Friday Factday: African-American History Month

To celebrate African-American heritage in metro Atlanta, we take a look at some statistics related to the black population in our metro region (29-county Atlanta MSA):

By | 2017-02-10T18:50:35+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: African-American History Month

Diversity Index

Neighborhoods in Gwinnett County ranked the most diverse in the state Metro Atlanta is becoming increasingly diverse, a change that can be seen in local school districts, the racial/ethnic makeup of millennials, and racially diverse neighborhoods. The maps that follow use Esri's Diversity Index to capture the racial and ethnic diversity of individual census [...]

By | 2017-01-18T16:49:23+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Race and Diversity, Special Features|Comments Off on Diversity Index

Changes in racial diversity of millennials/young professionals

As a whole, metro Atlanta is becoming increasingly diverse—but what about racial and ethnic diversity for millennials/young professionals, age 20-34? Text highlights are below, but scroll down to view trends and county-specific data in our 2010-2015 Population Change by Race: Total Population and Age 20-34 tool. Let’s take a look at overall trends from 2010-2015 [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:51+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Age and Generations, Race and Diversity, Special Features|Comments Off on Changes in racial diversity of millennials/young professionals

Monday Mapday: Hispanic Population Change in House Districts

Many parts of the state, especially in metro Atlanta, have experienced growth in the Hispanic population. This map takes a look at this population change from 2000-2010 in Georgia State House districts (U.S. Census Bureau data via Neighborhood Nexus). Throughout the state, metro Atlanta has seen some of the greatest increases in Hispanic population (dark purple [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:24:51+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Hispanic Population Change in House Districts

Regional Snapshot: Hispanic Heritage Month

For October’s Regional Snapshot and in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th-October 15th), we have put together a profile on the Hispanic community in metro Atlanta! The highlights are: Although metro Atlanta has a smaller share of Hispanics than the other largest U.S. metros, it has the 2nd highest rate of employed Hispanics over [...]

By | 2016-12-08T15:25:30+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Race and Diversity, Regional Snapshot|0 Comments

Monday Mapday: Change in the Percent of Hispanic Population

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this map shows the census tracts with the greatest increases in Hispanic population between 2000 and 2010. It highlights the largest changes in Gwinnett, Hall, Cobb and Clayton counties.

By | 2016-12-08T15:25:30+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|0 Comments

The Kids Are Non-White, Mostly

The Census Bureau recently released a new analysis showing that not only do Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers, they are far more diverse than the Boomers. While this isn’t exactly new news, we thought it would be interesting to look at the numbers locally, using the new-ish 2014 population estimates from the Census. As the chart [...]

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