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.

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Cost of Living, 2021 Update

How does Atlanta's cost of living compare to metros across the country? This Snapshot explores findings from the annual Cost of Living Index created by the Council for Community and Economic Research.

By |2021-07-14T14:11:34-04:00July 14th, 2021|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Cost of Living, 2021 Update

Degree Types by Age Cohort: Generational Change

An examination of differences in the field of study among different generations of women and men in the Atlanta MSA.

By |2021-06-14T10:23:50-04:00June 11th, 2021|Economic Development, Education, Equity, Friday Factday, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Degree Types by Age Cohort: Generational Change

Spotlight On The 10-County’s Asian Community

Atlanta's Asian community is its fastest-growing racial group. This post dives into more detail about this population, its foreign-born members and where its immigrants hail from.

By |2021-05-21T13:57:56-04:00May 21st, 2021|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Population, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Spotlight On The 10-County’s Asian Community

COVID-19’s Toll on Older Atlantans

What has the magnitude of COVID-19 hospitalization and loss looked like in the Atlanta area? This post considers cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the inception of COVID-19 in Georgia through April 2021 and compares the numbers to the 10-county's 2019 population.

By |2021-05-10T13:09:53-04:00May 10th, 2021|Age and Generations, COVID-19, Data Diversions|Comments Off on COVID-19’s Toll on Older Atlantans

Higher Education Degrees Among Men and Women in the Metro, 1970 to Today

One area where Atlanta does see gender parity? Rates of higher educational attainment. In fact, women have outpaced men in attaining bachelor's and graduate degrees since 1970.

By |2021-06-11T11:45:43-04:00April 8th, 2021|Data Diversions, Economic Development, Education, Equity|Comments Off on Higher Education Degrees Among Men and Women in the Metro, 1970 to Today
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