Regional Snapshot: Exploration of Key Trends in the 65+ Age Cohort

This month's Regional Snapshot explores key trends among the 65+ age cohort in the 10-county Atlanta region.  This snapshot is a compressed version of a longer product giving an overview of Aging demographics, as well as of issues impacting seniors in our region. This forthcoming product will also highlight activities and programs of the Atlanta [...]

By | 2018-09-13T15:11:11+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Age and Generations, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Exploration of Key Trends in the 65+ Age Cohort

Friday Factday: Aging by Race and Ethnicity

This may be old news to you, but the U.S. population is aging and is expected to continue to do so.  The Census Bureau currently projects that by 2035 older people will outnumber younger people for the first time in U.S. history.  In that year, it is estimated that 78 million U.S. residents will [...]

By | 2018-08-17T17:30:39+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Population|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Aging by Race and Ethnicity

Friday Factday: Workers with Disabilities

Signed on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.   While much progress has been made since the signing of the ADA, challenges persist in the pursuit of full [...]

By | 2018-08-13T18:12:21+00:00 July 28th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Workers with Disabilities

Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Signed on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.  Based on the most recent estimate, there are 40.7 million people living with one or more disability in the [...]

By | 2018-08-09T20:41:06+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Equity Special Feature: Childhood Poverty Rates in Urban and Rural Georgia are Roughly Equal

In light of shifting demographics, economic disparities, and notions related to identity, rural/urban comparisons have become a commonly-used lens for making sense of complicated issues facing our state and country.  However, despite the widespread use of this lens, the distinction between "urban" and "rural" is not always clear cut, especially when it comes to [...]

By | 2018-08-13T18:13:27+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Equity Series, Other Demographics, Special Features|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Childhood Poverty Rates in Urban and Rural Georgia are Roughly Equal

Friday Factday: Older Population Set to Outnumber Children in 2035 in the U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau forecasts that by 2035, for the first time in the country's history, the 65 and over population will outnumber those under 18 years old.  This benchmark national demographic shift results from both an increase in longevity and a decline in birth rates (which is characteristic of developed economies).  In the [...]

By | 2018-08-13T18:33:31+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Population|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Older Population Set to Outnumber Children in 2035 in the U.S.

Friday Factday: Majority of Metro Atlanta Millennials Willing to Pay Higher Taxes to Expand Public Transit

           

By | 2018-08-13T18:35:46+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Majority of Metro Atlanta Millennials Willing to Pay Higher Taxes to Expand Public Transit

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

Monday Mapday: Generation X in Metro Atlanta

Classifying age groups into "generations" is by no means a perfect science.  Nonetheless, it's almost always helpful when assessing economic, political, and cultural trends to group people based on the year they were born.  The "Baby Boomer" generation is, of course, defined as those being born following WWII-- as GIs returned home to the [...]

By | 2017-10-16T20:43:47+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Generation X in Metro Atlanta
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