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Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks–Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

The Atlanta Regional Commission's Metro Atlanta Speaks (MAS) public opinion survey is in its sixth year. The first MAS survey—done in 2013 , asked 21 questions of 2,100 residents—and was statistically significant only at the 10-county region level. By 2018, the survey has grown to the largest of its type in the region, with [...]

By |2018-11-19T17:58:00+00:00November 19th, 2018|Economy, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks–Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

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

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 [...]

By |2018-10-23T12:08:51+00:00October 11th, 2018|Economy, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Workforce–Industries in Demand & Opportunity Occupations

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

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 [...]

By |2018-09-26T14:45:18+00:00September 26th, 2018|Education, Housing, Population, Public Health, Transportation, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: What’s New from the Census Bureau?

Monday Mapday: New Map Tool for Exploring Atlanta Metro Region Commuting Patterns

The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program, operated by the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies, provides Residential Area Characteristics (RAC), Worker Area Characteristics (WAC), and Origin-Destination data for workers and jobs on an annual basis.  Using LEHD data, the dashboard below (also here) enables the user to identify where people who live in [...]

By |2018-08-27T17:18:05+00:00August 27th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: New Map Tool for Exploring Atlanta Metro Region Commuting Patterns

Regional Snapshot: 2018 Population Estimates–A Slightly Slower “Grow” for Most

This month's regional snapshot presents ARC's annual major jurisdiction population estimates. The 10-county Atlanta region added 75,800 new residents between April 2017 and April 2018, according to those estimates. Overall, the Atlanta region’s population increased by 1.7% and now stands at 4,555,900 –  more than that of 25 states. Job growth fueled the region’s [...]

By |2018-08-22T17:30:22+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Other Demographics, Population, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2018 Population Estimates–A Slightly Slower “Grow” for Most

Special Feature: Highways, Urban Renewal, and Patterns in the Built Environment

The story map below represents the capstone work of Matt Leonard, a recent graduate of the MS-Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) program at Georgia Tech and Research & Analytics Intern at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).  It provides an illuminating glimpse at how Atlanta's built environment and human landscape was shaped in large [...]

By |2018-08-21T13:07:49+00:00August 20th, 2018|Housing, Race and Diversity, Special Features, Transportation|Comments Off on Special Feature: Highways, Urban Renewal, and Patterns in the Built Environment

Monday Mapday: Bike-Share Trip Explorer Tool for Atlanta

The availability of alternative avenues of transportation is on the rise in Atlanta!  With ride-sharing, bike-sharing, and most recently scooter- and moped-sharing, Atlanta residents, workers, and visitors are finding a variety of options to get around the city that do not involve driving a car or only using public transit.  While many of the [...]

By |2018-07-30T23:37:22+00:00July 30th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Bike-Share Trip Explorer Tool for Atlanta

Equity Special Feature: Neighborhood-level Health Data Available for 500 Largest U.S. Cities

When it comes to quality of life and lifespan, the argument gaining a lot of traction these days is that a person's zip code matters more than their genetic code.  This argument is bolstered by a growing body of research showing that Americans’ home address is a reliable predictor of their health and well-being.  [...]

By |2018-07-21T15:00:40+00:00July 21st, 2018|Equity Series, Public Health|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Neighborhood-level Health Data Available for 500 Largest U.S. Cities

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Rental Housing Affordability

Inspired by the National Low Income Housing Coalition's (NLIHC) recently released 2018 Out of Reach report, this month's Regional Snapshot looks at rental housing affordability in the region.  The slide deck below provides an overview of national trends in rental housing affordability, highlighting how the state and metro Atlanta region fare compared to the [...]

By |2018-08-10T01:59:54+00:00July 12th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Rental Housing Affordability

Monday Mapday: Food Access in the Atlanta Metro Region

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Access Research Atlas provides food access estimates by census tract across a variety of indicators, including proximity to grocery stores, family income, and vehicle accessibility.  Estimates for the 2015 Atlas are based on a 2015 list of supermarkets, the 2010 Decennial Census, and the 2010-14 American [...]

By |2018-07-09T18:23:52+00:00July 9th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday, Public Health, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Food Access in the Atlanta Metro Region
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