Monday Mapday: Back to School, 2019

It's back-to-school season once again, so what better time to take a look at the population of children across the metro area? The maps that follow offer insight into which counties and Census tracts have the most children and provide clues about social conditions these kids might experience. Where do [...]

By |2019-08-06T14:26:01-04:00August 5th, 2019|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Back to School, 2019

Monday Mapday: Focus on Older Atlantans

A series of interactive maps explores where metro Atlantans age 65 and older live, where they are more likely to be living in poverty and what areas of the metro see higher rates of older adults with a disability.

By |2019-09-03T16:19:52-04:00July 29th, 2019|Age and Generations, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Monday Mapday, Population|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Focus on Older Atlantans

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

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)

Childhood Poverty in Metro Atlanta, 1990-2017

Generational poverty is an ongoing problem in the metro area. Here's a look at how things have (and haven't) changed since 1990. Editor's note: This post was updated on May 16, 2019 to correct for errors in the 10-county area data and 2017 county-level data. 

By |2019-05-16T15:57:54-04:00April 5th, 2019|Age and Generations, Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Childhood Poverty in Metro Atlanta, 1990-2017

Monday Mapday: New DASH Tool to Visualize Equitable Target Areas (ETAs)

How do local governments decide where to invest public funds? Better yet, how can local governments help ensure that these investments are distributed to projects in an equitable manner? Unfortunately, there is no single, easy answer. However, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has created an interactive equity analysis tool to help address these questions. [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:44:50-04:00December 2nd, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: New DASH Tool to Visualize Equitable Target Areas (ETAs)

Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

It's Cyber Monday and consumers are finding deals on goods and services purchased online.  Internet access, for many, has become a basic utility like electricity, phone, and water without which a household might find it difficult to fully operate within our increasingly connected and connection-dependent world.  Nonetheless according to a recent Pew Research Report, [...]

By |2018-11-26T16:41:37-04:00November 26th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

Now in its sixth year, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Metro Atlanta Speaks survey offers a snapshot of residents’ viewpoints on the area’s top challenges, local assets and what matters most to them. The survey polls residents from 13  metro  counties on questions about transportation, the economy, amenities and quality of life, civic engagement and [...]

By |2018-11-19T17:58:40-04:00November 9th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released
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