About Layla Bellows

Layla Bellows is a senior planner at the Atlanta Regional Commission, where she handles data collection and analytics for its Research and Analytics Group as well as Neighborhood Nexus.

Friday Factday: Poverty Among Metro Atlantans Age 65 and Older

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

By |2019-05-17T13:21:57-04:00May 17th, 2019|Economy, Friday Factday, Population|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Poverty Among Metro Atlantans Age 65 and Older

Childhood Poverty in Metro Atlanta, 1990-2017

Generational poverty is an ongoing problem in the metro area. Here's a look at how things have (and haven't) changed since 1990. Editor's note: This post was updated on May 16, 2019 to correct for errors in the 10-county area data and 2017 county-level data. 

By |2019-05-16T15:57:54-04:00April 5th, 2019|Age and Generations, Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Childhood Poverty in Metro Atlanta, 1990-2017

Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

Now in its sixth year, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Metro Atlanta Speaks survey offers a snapshot of residents’ viewpoints on the area’s top challenges, local assets and what matters most to them. The survey polls residents from 13  metro  counties on questions about transportation, the economy, amenities and quality of life, civic engagement and [...]

By |2018-11-19T17:58:40-04:00November 9th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

Friday Factday: The Metro-Wide Rate of High School Diplomas

A recent analysis by the U.S. Census Bureau found that, today, more than 90 percent of Americans age 25 and older hold a high school diploma or higher. Since 1997, the fastest climb has been among Hispanic populations, though this group still holds these degrees at a lower rate than the country’s primary racial [...]

By |2018-08-10T16:27:03-04:00August 10th, 2018|Education, Friday Factday, Population, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: The Metro-Wide Rate of High School Diplomas