About Erik Woodworth

Senior Planner in the Research & Analytics Group at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)

Monday Mapday: Wide Life Expectancy Gap in the Metro Region

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 [...]

By |2018-10-08T10:50:53-04:00October 1st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Wide Life Expectancy Gap in the Metro Region

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

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 [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:11:15-04:00September 12th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Special Features|Comments Off on Housing Affordability Special Feature: High-Income Renter Households Up 163% from 2007

Friday Factday: Occupation Growth & Demand Over Next Decade

What occupations will be in the highest demand across the Atlanta Metro region--and which will grow (in absolute numbers) the most over the next decade?  Well to start, we need to make the distinction between demand and growth in employment.  In short, demand is the estimated number of potential hires (i.e. job openings). Defined [...]

By |2018-09-07T12:17:33-04:00September 7th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Occupation Growth & Demand Over Next Decade

Friday Factday: Aging by Race and Ethnicity

This may be old news to you, but the U.S. population is aging and is expected to continue to do so.  The Census Bureau currently projects that by 2035 older people will outnumber younger people for the first time in U.S. history.  In that year, it is estimated that 78 million U.S. residents will [...]

By |2018-08-17T17:30:39-04:00August 17th, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Population|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Aging by Race and Ethnicity

Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

Looking for a place with all the latest news and info related to working, living, and commuting in the Atlanta Metro region?  What's Next ATL bills itself as just that -- a one-stop shop for  original blog posts, carefully selected links of local and national news, news releases from local government and non-profit [...]

By |2018-08-15T14:59:39-04:00August 15th, 2018|Education, Housing, Population, Public Health, Transportation, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

Friday Factday: Workers with Disabilities

Signed on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.   While much progress has been made since the signing of the ADA, challenges persist in the pursuit of full [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:12:21-04:00July 28th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Workers with Disabilities

Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Signed on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.  Based on the most recent estimate, there are 40.7 million people living with one or more disability in the [...]

By |2018-08-09T20:41:06-04:00July 21st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Monday Mapday: Interactive Map of Atlanta Homicide Data

Having compiled, cleaned, and analyze data for over 52,000 homicides in 50 major cities in the U.S. going back to 2007, The Washington Post recently released an expansive report identifying patterns of justice and impunity, creating detailed maps of where murders go solved and unsolved.  Within many cities they found areas with high murder [...]

By |2018-08-09T20:41:44-04:00July 16th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Public Health, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Interactive Map of Atlanta Homicide Data

Friday Factday: AARP Livability Index for 2018

As part of its Livable Communities initiative, the American Association of Retired People (AARP) recently released its 2018 Livability Index results.  The highest level indicator reported in the results is the Livability Score, a value between 0 and 100 representing a combined assessment of seven broad categories: housing, neighborhood, transportation, environment, health, engagement, and [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:12:57-04:00July 6th, 2018|Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: AARP Livability Index for 2018
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