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Monday Mapday: Declining Share of 65 Plus Population
In (Most) Core Urban Areas in Region

The Atlanta Metro region as a whole experienced widespread growth in the proportion of residents that is 65 years and over between 2000 and the most recent American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates (2012-16). The map below shows the areas with the greatest change in proportion in dark purple and areas of more modest growth [...]

By | 2018-01-22T15:56:56+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Declining Share of 65 Plus Population
In (Most) Core Urban Areas in Region

Friday Factday: Perceptions of Our Biggest Problem–Atlanta and the State
A Stroll Through Different Polls

Polls have certainly gotten a great deal of attention lately, for better or worse!  Despite some of their shortcomings, polls can tell us some very interesting things, particularly when we are able to see enough difference in answers to eliminate the poll's necessary margin of error as a major concern for interpreting results. Things [...]

By | 2018-01-19T21:55:21+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Perceptions of Our Biggest Problem–Atlanta and the State
A Stroll Through Different Polls

Friday Factday: The Atlanta MSA’s Foreign Born Population:
by Global Region and Country of Origin

People born outside of the United States comprised an estimated 13.7% of the 29-county Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)'s population in 2016 and accounted for an estimated 5.1% of the region's population growth between 2015 and 2016.  In appreciation of the increasing and integral part that the foreign-born play in the regional community and [...]

By | 2018-01-25T20:36:44+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: The Atlanta MSA’s Foreign Born Population:
by Global Region and Country of Origin

Regional Snapshot: State of the Economy

This month's Regional Snapshot provides, at the start of 2018, an overview of the most relevant trends in our metro economy- topics include job growth by sector, changes in wage levels, and trends in residential and commercial (by type) permit and construction activity. Highlights from this snapshot: Metro Atlanta continues to be a national [...]

By | 2018-01-11T17:17:16+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: State of the Economy

Monday Mapday: Foreign Born Non-Citizens Decline Statewide

The foreign born population in Georgia grew by an estimated 65,474 people between 2011 and 2016.  At this same time, the number of foreign born naturalized citizens declined by 9,935.  The foreign born population accounted for an estimated 10% of the state's total population in 2016 and 14% of its growth from 2011 to [...]

By | 2018-01-09T17:24:42+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Foreign Born Non-Citizens Decline Statewide

Friday Factday: Declines in Mortgage Delinquency–
Masking Lingering Effects of Recession

When it comes to the economy, most of us would likely agree that, while things are better, we "got a ways to go yet". A recent article in the AJC examines the lingering impacts of the Great Recession, pointing out that despite improvements in employment (and even, finally, wages), many are still suffering.  One [...]

By | 2018-01-05T21:52:05+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Declines in Mortgage Delinquency–
Masking Lingering Effects of Recession

Friday Factday: National and Regional Educational Levels–
Attaining, but Barely Gaining (on the “Asks” of the Job Market)

Adults are far better educated "now" than they were in previous generations--higher and higher shares are going to, and completing, college. And this level of education is crucial, as recent Burning Glass data indicate that employers are asking for bachelors degrees or more as qualifications to fill nearly two-thirds of 2017 job postings! A [...]

By | 2017-12-15T22:29:29+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: National and Regional Educational Levels–
Attaining, but Barely Gaining (on the “Asks” of the Job Market)

Monday Mapday: Population Growth After the Recession–The Census Tract Story

Last Thursday, December 7th, the Census Bureau released an annual estimate series that we data nerds await with near-bated breath--almost like a little kid waiting for Santa (yes, really...yes, we know). Anyway, those data are the 5-year estimates from the American Community Survey. What makes them so useful is that they are reported at [...]

By | 2017-12-11T21:57:35+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Population, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Population Growth After the Recession–The Census Tract Story

Friday Factday: New SAIPE Income and Poverty Data–
The Right Direction, yet Challenges Remain

Incomes in the Atlanta metro area are growing again...just not very quickly, and a great deal more in some counties than in others.  Data from the last three years show recovery from the slight declines or (at best) stagnation of the 2000 through 2013 period. And it is all relative, as median household incomes [...]

By | 2017-12-04T21:05:33+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: New SAIPE Income and Poverty Data–
The Right Direction, yet Challenges Remain
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