Hotlanta: Temperature Changes 2000-2017

Update through June, 2017: June 2017 was the first month with a below average temperature (-0.2°F) in Atlanta since January 2016! That's 16 months in a row of above average temperatures. What led to this "cold" June? Well, it only took the 8th wettest June on record, with nearly 8" of rain, to [...]

By | 2017-07-06T17:52:20+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Friday Factday, Special Features|Comments Off on Hotlanta: Temperature Changes 2000-2017

Tracking Rainfall in the Region

Rainfall throughout Georgia These tools show rainfall amounts for rain gauge stations throughout Georgia. As the map and charts show, the current rainfall deficits are mostly in south Georgia. Winter rains have failed to refill Lake Lanier, which remains about 6.5 feet below full pool. *This data looks at rainfall from January 1, 2017 [...]

By | 2017-06-05T19:02:21+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Special Features|Comments Off on Tracking Rainfall in the Region

Atlanta #1 Among Largest U.S. Metros for Over-the-Year Employment Growth in April

In April 2017, nonfarm employment growth for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was up 3.3% over the year, placing Atlanta first among the 12 largest U.S. metros in over-the-year percent change in nonfarm employment.  This growth is a reflection of percentage change gains among the region's higher-paying industry sectors, including Construction [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:57:25+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Economy, Special Features|Comments Off on Atlanta #1 Among Largest U.S. Metros for Over-the-Year Employment Growth in April

Travel after I-85 reopening- back to normal?

Now that I-85 has reopened, is traffic back to normal? The May 2017 Regional Snapshot analyzes how the I-85 closure impacted travel throughout Atlanta. The charts below use INRIX travel speed data to take an updated look at travel speeds on select corridors on Tuesday (May 23) compared to both speeds during construction (on April 11) [...]

By | 2017-06-01T19:17:23+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Friday Factday, Special Features, Transportation|Comments Off on Travel after I-85 reopening- back to normal?

Learn4Life: Metro Atlanta Regional Education Partnership

Learn4Life: l4lmetroatlanta.org State of Education in Metro Atlanta | Baseline Report 2017 What is Learn4Life? Learn4Life (L4L) is the Metro Atlanta Regional Education Partnership, a collaborative effort that brings together school systems, local communities, business and nonprofits to drive resources and energy to proven solutions. These solutions are based on common [...]

By | 2017-04-19T20:05:40+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Education, Special Features|Comments Off on Learn4Life: Metro Atlanta Regional Education Partnership

Changing travel patterns: Current and historic speeds on select roads

Commuters driving through Atlanta may be experiencing slower speeds and more congestion following the I-85 bridge collapse; here, we analyze travel conditions on specific roadways for Monday, April 10. With school back in session after last week's spring break, we are evaluating changing travel patterns by using INRIX real-time traffic software to compare travel [...]

By | 2017-04-12T00:38:20+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Special Features, Transportation|Comments Off on Changing travel patterns: Current and historic speeds on select roads

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 | 2017-03-27T20:51:14+00:00 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 | 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

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 | 2017-02-24T20:06:44+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Special Features|Comments Off on Crime in the Region: Perception (Metro Atlanta Speaks) + Trends (FBI Reports)
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