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

Tracking Rainfall in the Region

Rainfall throughout Georgia These tools show rainfall amounts for rain gauge stations throughout Georgia. While much of the state has received above-normal* precipitation, much of the metro region remains in drought. Winter rains have failed to refill Lake Lanier, which remains about 10 feet below full pool. *This data looks at rainfall from [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Special Features|Comments Off on Tracking Rainfall in the Region

Crime in the Region: Perception (Metro Atlanta Speaks) + Trends (FBI Reports)

A growing share of respondents to the Metro Atlanta Speaks survey rate crime as the biggest problem for the region; yet, the survey also reveals that respondents consider crime a greater issue at the regional level than within their local communities Let's take a look at this compared to actual trends: Respondents in [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Special Features|Comments Off on Crime in the Region: Perception (Metro Atlanta Speaks) + Trends (FBI Reports)

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 | January 18th, 2017|Race and Diversity, Special Features|Comments Off on Diversity Index

Poverty rates decreasing following a 2012 peak

In 2015, 14.1% of residents in the 10-county metro Atlanta region were living in poverty. When looking at rates from 2006 - 2015, all but one county in the region hit a peak poverty rate in 2012. There are stark differences in poverty rates throughout the region, with a 2015 high in Clayton County of 23.3%, [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Economy, Special Features|Comments Off on Poverty rates decreasing following a 2012 peak

The Food Insecure in Metro Atlanta – A Deep Dive into Metro Atlanta Speaks

For most of us, Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with our families over an abundance of food and reflect on the many reasons we have to give thanks. Whatever the particular traditions are, food is usually a centerpiece. But as our recent Metro Atlanta Speaks survey shows, food isn’t always a given. In fact, [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Metro Atlanta Speaks, Special Features|Comments Off on The Food Insecure in Metro Atlanta – A Deep Dive into Metro Atlanta Speaks

Where are the Voters? Voter Registration and Turnout in Metro Atlanta

Election Day is just 39 days away and there are only 12 days left to register to vote. We are taking a timely look at voter data from the last three Presidential elections. In 2012, there were a little over 3 million registered voters in the 23-county metro Atlanta region, and 2.2 million voted. As of September 1, [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Special Features|Comments Off on Where are the Voters? Voter Registration and Turnout in Metro Atlanta

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 | August 17th, 2016|Age and Generations, Race and Diversity, Special Features|Comments Off on Changes in racial diversity of millennials/young professionals
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