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