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Monday Mapday: Atlanta Rents on the Rise

In keeping with the housing affordability theme, today's Monday Mapday explores metro Atlanta's rental market. Though rents are on the rise throughout the metro area, rental increases are greatest in the suburbs (as shown in the map below). Areas shaded in dark blue in North Fulton County show the highest percentage change in average [...]

By | 2017-07-17T21:13:35+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Atlanta Rents on the Rise

The Quarter: Highlights from Q2 2017

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q2 2017. The Quarter includes data on employment, home price indices, building permits, retail and office space, and more, with the goal of identifying what areas of our economy are striving and what areas are slower to recover. Visit The [...]

By | 2017-07-17T20:05:25+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|Comments Off on The Quarter: Highlights from Q2 2017

Friday Factday: Homeownership and Household Formation Among Millennials

Nationally, the country is experiencing a delay in household formation among the millennial generation, as well as declining homeownership rates.  This week's Friday Factday explores these trends in the 10-county metro area. In terms of homeownership, rates are way down in metro Atlanta - for all age categories, but especially among millennials (as shown [...]

By | 2017-07-18T14:26:25+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Homeownership and Household Formation Among Millennials

Hotlanta: Temperature Changes 2000-2017

Update through June, 2017: June 2017 was the first month with a below average temperature (-0.2°F) in Atlanta since January 2016! That's 16 months in a row of above average temperatures. What led to this "cold" June? Well, it only took the 8th wettest June on record, with nearly 8" of rain, to [...]

By | 2017-07-06T17:52:20+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Friday Factday, Special Features|Comments Off on Hotlanta: Temperature Changes 2000-2017

Friday Factday: ARC’s BIG Move

On June 19th, 2017 ARC moved from its home of nearly 17 years at Loudermilk Center to our new digs in the International Tower at Peachtree Center. While we have many fond memories of our offices at Loudermilk, ARC is excited about our new home and hopes you'll visit us soon! In celebration of [...]

By | 2017-06-30T16:58:44+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: ARC’s BIG Move

Regional Snapshot: Arts & Culture

Beyond increasing our quality of life and enriching our culture, the Arts have a huge economic impact in metro Atlanta.​ The June 2017 Regional Snapshot takes a look at a recently released economic study, launches a new arts organization data dashboard, and shares related data and maps. Highlights: The nonprofit arts and culture industry [...]

By | 2017-06-27T18:37:13+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Arts & Culture

Monday Mapday: Population with No Health Insurance Coverage – 100 U.S. Metros

This map compares the most recent healthcare coverage data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the 100 largest U.S. metro areas, showing the percentage of population with no health insurance coverage. The areas in blue are metros with the highest uninsured rates, where 11.7% - 31.0% of residents do not have health insurance. Source: [...]

By | 2017-06-27T12:53:06+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Population with No Health Insurance Coverage – 100 U.S. Metros

Friday Factday: Spending and Jobs Supported by Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry

The recently released Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Study by Americans for the Arts estimates the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry for 341 communities throughout the U.S. The upcoming Regional Snapshot will take a closer look at this study and related data in metro Atlanta (10-county area). The charts below [...]

By | 2017-06-23T20:34:48+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Spending and Jobs Supported by Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry

Monday Mapday: Location of Low-Income Workers vs. Low-Income Jobs

The maps below show a spatial mismatch between the location of low-income workers and low-income jobs.  The first map shows the location of the region’s low-income workers by place of residence, with blue shades representing areas with the highest concentration of low-income workers.  As depicted in the map, the region’s low-income workers are primarily [...]

By | 2017-06-19T21:06:41+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Location of Low-Income Workers vs. Low-Income Jobs

Monday Mapday: Transportation Costs Complicate Affordability

How do transportation costs factor into affordable housing? When considering both housing and transportation costs, the window of affordability becomes even more narrow. These maps show where a family of four (two working commuters and two kids) that makes the area median income (approximately $57,000) can live if they want to pay less than [...]

By | 2017-06-13T19:30:25+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Transportation Costs Complicate Affordability
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