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Sizing Up Trends in Household (Size): 1990-2020 Censuses

Population growth is declining recently, but what's happening to household size? Well, a little bit of everything, depending on where you look

By |2021-09-15T17:59:27-04:00September 8th, 2021|Data Diversions, Other Demographics, Population, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sizing Up Trends in Household (Size): 1990-2020 Censuses

A decade of change: population and demographics in Metro Atlanta

What can the 2020 Census teach us about our counties and region? This dive into the data looks at change since 1970, current demographics and offers data downloads for the curious and data-driven.

By |2021-08-13T17:08:45-04:00August 13th, 2021|Friday Factday|Comments Off on A decade of change: population and demographics in Metro Atlanta

Housing’s Headache(s): Relief and Lingering Ailments

Another recent CDC moratorium has provided a housing "stay" for millions of renters facing back rent hurdles. We take a closer look at the issues and highlight some data and policy resources to explore the landscape further.

By |2021-08-09T11:08:53-04:00August 6th, 2021|COVID-19, Equity, Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Housing’s Headache(s): Relief and Lingering Ailments

The Changing Population (Growth) Picture Part II: Pause or Permanent?

We close our population decline series with a review of factors and an overview of recent Census Bureau estimates, along with the first-issued results of the 2020 Census, which appear to indicate that we are headed for at least a few years of slowing growth.

By |2021-08-02T10:41:22-04:00July 30th, 2021|Economic Development, Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health|Comments Off on The Changing Population (Growth) Picture Part II: Pause or Permanent?

More Mortality? (Population Decline, Continued)

This next segment of our population decline series takes a look at death rates (total and age-adjusted) from 2000-2019, then reviews early indications for 2020 change.

By |2021-07-29T08:52:22-04:00July 28th, 2021|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Population, Public Health|Comments Off on More Mortality? (Population Decline, Continued)

A Portion of 2020 Census Data

The first data is out (finally) from the 2020 Census! Apportionment data and overall State resident counts have now been released. Data for Georgia reveal slow but steady growth, yielding no change in Congressional Representation but giving us the 8th state rank in population (up from 9th in 2010).

By |2021-04-28T12:19:24-04:00April 27th, 2021|Data Diversions, Equity, Population|Comments Off on A Portion of 2020 Census Data

Housing Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence from Two Surveys

Data from two surveys show that housing affordability worries are all too real for Atlantans, and are growing despite initial policy efforts.

By |2021-02-24T15:16:19-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Data Diversions, Equity, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks|Comments Off on Housing Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19: Evidence from Two Surveys

The Atlanta MSA Job Base: How Low (Relatively) Did We Go…or Not?

Job loss in Atlanta was bad (and our recovery is slow)--but it was worse by many other measures in many other places.

By |2021-02-10T12:27:20-05:00February 4th, 2021|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Economy|Comments Off on The Atlanta MSA Job Base: How Low (Relatively) Did We Go…or Not?

Data Diversion: As Covid-19 Cases Increase, Mobility Decreases

This post finds that the amount of regional travel to most industry destinations within the region has declined since early June, and median travel distances in all counties have declined at a slightly lower rate. Trips and trip distances do remain well above the levels seen during the statewide shelter-in-place order.

By |2020-07-16T09:51:21-04:00July 14th, 2020|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Public Health|Comments Off on Data Diversion: As Covid-19 Cases Increase, Mobility Decreases

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks 2019

This month's regional snapshot presents summary findings for ARC's 2019 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey, providing a detailed slide deck and a link to a really great Tableau data dashboard .

By |2019-11-14T18:04:29-05:00November 14th, 2019|Metro Atlanta Speaks, Regional Snapshot, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks 2019
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