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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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday, Public Health, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Food Access in the Atlanta Metro Region

Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta

Last month, our regional snapshot focused on the region's physical health.  This month, we assess the health of public education in the metro region.  Inspired by the recently released Learn4Life (L4L)  State of Education in Metro Atlanta Annual Report, our team at ARC analyzed 10-county regional education data for a selection of key cradle-to-career indicators.  We [...]

By | 2018-06-14T20:53:26+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Education, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta

Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta

How healthy are we?  This month’s Regional Snapshot explores recently released public health data for the metro area to help answer this question. Datasets analyzed include: County Health Rankings: A collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation [...]

By | 2018-05-22T18:37:14+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Public Health, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta

Friday Factday: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Georgia

Formerly called the Food Stamp Program (FSP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides dietary assistance to low-income individuals and families through the distribution of food purchasing vouchers (in the form of EBT cards since 2004) redeemable at authorized retailers in the United States.  The funding for SNAP is currently authorized through the Agricultural [...]

By | 2018-06-07T13:11:34+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday, Public Health|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Georgia
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