Friday Factday: The Foreign-Born Across the Metro

By |2019-06-07T16:13:31-04:00June 7th, 2019|Friday Factday, Other Demographics|

Between 1990 and today, the Atlanta area's share of foreign-born residents has outpaced and surpassed both the state's and the nation's. This Friday Factday explores how the 10-County Metro Area's share of foreign-born residents has changed over time, and which counties have the largest shares.

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Monday Mapday: Handling Emergency Expenses in the Metro

By |2019-06-03T15:50:01-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Economy, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Monday Mapday, Uncategorized|

The Fed recently found that 40 percent of Americans aren't able to handle a $400 emergency expense. This Monday Mapday uses Metro Atlanta Speaks data to consider how this plays out across the 13-county area.

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Special Feature: Examining wage gaps by race and ethnicity

By |2019-05-31T09:24:49-04:00May 31st, 2019|Economic Development, Equity, Friday Factday, Special Features, Uncategorized|

Income inequality in Atlanta is among the worst in the country. This Friday Factday Special Feature looks at the issue by industry and educational attainment.

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Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta

By |2019-06-14T16:42:49-04:00May 31st, 2019|Education, Regional Snapshot|

The monthly snapshot takes a look at public education in the metro and delves into precursors to success in later grades, graduation and college readiness.

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Web Wednesday: A New Kind of Gerrymander

By |2019-05-29T13:04:30-04:00May 28th, 2019|Education, Equity, Housing, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|

The term "gerrymander" was originally coined by a political cartoonist to describe the salamander-shaped electoral districts drawn by the political party colleagues of Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry in 1812. The word is an amalgamation of the words "Gerry" and "salamander," and it describes the way politicians divide geographic areas into voting districts that give one [...]

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Friday Factday: Poverty Among Metro Atlantans Age 65 and Older

By |2019-05-17T13:21:57-04:00May 17th, 2019|Economy, Friday Factday, Population|

An overview of poverty rates among Metro Atlanta's residents age 65 and older and how it compares to Georgia and the nation.

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