Monday Mapday: Median Net Worth by Census Tract

By |2018-10-15T17:07:13+00:00October 15th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday|

The map below provides a broad view of how net worth is distributed across the 20-county Atlanta metro region.  Calculated by ESRI at the census tract level, median net wealth refers to the total wealth minus debts of the typical household in each tract.  Household wealth includes equity in a home, business, car, and [...]

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Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Workforce–Industries in Demand & Opportunity Occupations

By |2018-10-11T14:57:39+00:00October 11th, 2018|Economy, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|

Our regional and state economies are doing well, by most all measures, despite some recent dips in the stock market. This month's Regional Snapshot digs into some nuances of "doing well" by taking a look at the status of and differences among a few measures of unemployment and underemployment. It then moves on to [...]

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Monday Mapday: Diversity in Metro Atlanta Region

By |2018-10-08T11:56:39+00:00October 8th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|

ESRI's diversity index provides an estimate of how likely two people, selected at random from the same geographic area, will belong to different racial or ethnic groups.  Available down to the block group level, an index value of 0 means an area exhibits "no diversity" and 100 means that there is "complete diversity."  The [...]

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Friday Factday: Deeper Dive into Metro Atlanta Voter Trends

By |2018-10-05T10:40:40+00:00October 5th, 2018|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Race and Diversity|

The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 General Election in Georgia is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  With this deadline on the horizon, we thought it a good time to take a closer look at who votes in the Atlanta metro region. Using data on voter registration and voter turnout from the last [...]

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Monday Mapday: Wide Life Expectancy Gap in the Metro Region

By |2018-10-08T10:50:53+00:00October 1st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Public Health|

Based on recently-released data from the U.S. Small-area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP), average life expectancy can be shown to vary greatly across relatively short distances in the U.S., with income, race/ethnicity, and education being the primary drivers of these differences.  Produced through a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the [...]

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Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta Voter Turnout Trends

By |2018-09-28T09:09:58+00:00September 28th, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Other Demographics|

Tuesday, November 6th, the date of the 2018 General Election, is fast approaching. With this in mind, we have compiled and are sharing data on registration and turnout among voters in the 20-county Atlanta metro region for the last four general elections. Hover over the chart below to find out what percentage of the [...]

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Web Wednesday: What’s New from the Census Bureau?

By |2018-09-26T14:45:18+00:00September 26th, 2018|Education, Housing, Population, Public Health, Transportation, Web Wednesday|

The Census Bureau has released-- over the last few weeks--two great new datasets that are worth a look: American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates, 2017 American Housing Survey (AHS), 2017 Available through American FactFinder, the ACS 1-year has 2017 estimates for geographic areas with 60,000 people or more.  The next ACS [...]

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Regional Snapshot: Exploration of Key Trends in the 65+ Age Cohort

By |2018-09-13T15:11:11+00:00September 13th, 2018|Age and Generations, Regional Snapshot|

This month's Regional Snapshot explores key trends among the 65+ age cohort in the 10-county Atlanta region.  This snapshot is a compressed version of a longer product giving an overview of Aging demographics, as well as of issues impacting seniors in our region. This forthcoming product will also highlight activities and programs of the Atlanta [...]

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Housing Affordability Special Feature: High-Income Renter Households Up 163% from 2007

By |2018-09-12T19:55:39+00:00September 12th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Special Features|

Housing affordability is one of the most pressing issues facing the region.  With an increase in people moving to the region looking for a place to live, the supply of housing has not kept pace with the demand, leading to rising rents and ownership costs.  When you add to that the allure of amenities [...]

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