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Friday Factday: Tracking the Spread of COVID-19 (Global, US, and Georgia)

As the USA tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 with social distancing and other measures, it's instructive and sobering to review the extent and rapidity of the coronavirus's spread across the world, the country, and the state of GA. These interactive maps provide data visualizations to track the pandemic.

By |2020-03-27T14:45:56-04:00March 27th, 2020|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Public Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Tracking the Spread of COVID-19 (Global, US, and Georgia)

Regional Snapshot: 100 Metros Data Dashboard

This month's regional snapshot provides summary findings from an initial review of a just-released new and (vastly) improved version of a 100 Metros Data Dashboard. This tool enables easy access to interactive rankings of the top 10 major metros, across data in topic areas such as demographics, economics, health, and housing.

By |2020-03-12T13:19:10-04:00March 12th, 2020|Economic Development, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Regional Snapshot, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 100 Metros Data Dashboard

Regional Snapshot: 2020 Regional Housing Affordability

This month's regional snapshot provides an assessment of regional housing affordability in the Atlanta region. Starting with a review of historic trends in housing construction and costs, the snapshot then steps through the definition of regional "subareas" based on inventory, price, and affordability characteristics.

By |2020-02-27T17:51:09-04:00February 17th, 2020|Economic Development, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2020 Regional Housing Affordability

Regional Snapshot: 2019 Regional Economic Overview

This month's regional snapshot provides an overview of historic, current and forecast economic trends at the cusp of 2020 .

By |2020-01-09T17:14:26-04:00January 9th, 2020|Economic Development, Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2019 Regional Economic Overview

Regional Snapshot: Population Forecasts and Future Race and Age Trends

This month's snapshot covers ARC's regional forecasts, including race and age trends. By 2050, we currently predict the population to increase by 2.9 million people and the fastest-growing age group will be among those 75 and older.

By |2019-10-14T14:56:47-04:00October 10th, 2019|Forecasts, Other Demographics, Population, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Population Forecasts and Future Race and Age Trends

Web Wednesday: Three Things You Didn’t Know About Age-Friendly Communities

Communities that are inclusive to all age groups offer benefits to everyone.

By |2019-07-10T14:02:53-04:00July 10th, 2019|Age and Generations, Uncategorized, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: Three Things You Didn’t Know About Age-Friendly Communities

Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta

Highlights from this snapshot: Metro Atlanta counties generally are healthy, especially compared to the rest of the state. The metro area also sees some of the lowest rates for premature death, relative to the rest of the state. This is tempered by extreme disparities in life expectancy for residents living just a few miles [...]

By |2019-04-26T15:40:19-04:00April 26th, 2019|Public Health, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta

Web Wednesday: Voting Trends Nationally: “Then and “Now”

Participation trends in the last two general election cycles are positive.  More of us are registering, and more importantly, more of us are voting, though still at different rates depending on who we are demographically and economically. The Census Bureau released, just this week, data detailing a national level comparison in voting in the [...]

By |2019-04-25T06:45:02-04:00April 24th, 2019|Other Demographics, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: Voting Trends Nationally: “Then and “Now”

Friday Factday: Brookings Metro Monitor for 2019

As noted recently, we all love a good index, especially when the index aggregates a bunch of different data into "buckets" that make more intuitive sense.  And it helps when indices have been "around for a while". In data geek parlance, "around for a while" translates to: 'serve as a longitudinal dataset to allow [...]

By |2019-04-12T16:49:04-04:00April 12th, 2019|Economic Development, Economy, Equity, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Brookings Metro Monitor for 2019

Web Wednesday: Opportunities for Connecting the Disconnected (Youth)

The unemployment story is getting better recently -- for all age groups. That's to say, the unemployment rates are lower across the board. But they aren't better equally for everyone. Rates are highest for the 16 to 24 age group, which were up to 20 percent nationally at the height of the recession and [...]

By |2019-04-10T17:20:22-04:00April 10th, 2019|Age and Generations, Economic Development, Economy, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: Opportunities for Connecting the Disconnected (Youth)
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