COVID-19’s Toll on Older Atlantans

What has the magnitude of COVID-19 hospitalization and loss looked like in the Atlanta area? This post considers cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the inception of COVID-19 in Georgia through April 2021 and compares the numbers to the 10-county's 2019 population.

By |2021-05-10T13:09:53-04:00May 10th, 2021|Age and Generations, COVID-19, Data Diversions|Comments Off on COVID-19’s Toll on Older Atlantans

A Portion of 2020 Census Data

The first data is out (finally) from the 2020 Census! Apportionment data and overall State resident counts have now been released. Data for Georgia reveal slow but steady growth, yielding no change in Congressional Representation but giving us the 8th state rank in population (up from 9th in 2010).

By |2021-04-28T12:19:24-04:00April 27th, 2021|Data Diversions, Equity, Population|Comments Off on A Portion of 2020 Census Data

Exploring Pandemic Employment Outcomes

Taking a closer look at ways in which data from Metro Atlanta Speaks and other survey sources reveal the economic damage of the pandemic while finally indicating signs of at least an overall recovery.

By |2021-04-15T21:54:23-04:00April 15th, 2021|Data Diversions, Economic Development, Economy, Equity, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Exploring Pandemic Employment Outcomes

CareerRise Economic Mobility Dashboard: Clusters of Opportunity

Explore our new occupation demand and supply data dashboard, which focuses on the economic health and workforce characteristics of the ARC WorkSource Plan's five target occupation clusters.

By |2021-04-09T15:40:19-04:00April 9th, 2021|Data Diversions, Economic Development, Economy, Equity, Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on CareerRise Economic Mobility Dashboard: Clusters of Opportunity

Higher Education Degrees Among Men and Women in the Metro, 1970 to Today

One area where Atlanta does see gender parity? Rates of higher educational attainment. In fact, women have outpaced men in attaining bachelor's and graduate degrees since 1970.

By |2021-04-08T17:13:30-04:00April 8th, 2021|Data Diversions, Economic Development, Education, Equity|Comments Off on Higher Education Degrees Among Men and Women in the Metro, 1970 to Today

More on Atlanta Home Price Trends: The Case-Shiller Index

Looking at how our Case-Shiller Hone Price Index value has changed since our pre-2008 recession peak (hint: it's higher), and how that change compares to other metros around the country.

By |2021-03-10T16:37:00-04:00March 10th, 2021|Data Diversions, Housing|Comments Off on More on Atlanta Home Price Trends: The Case-Shiller Index

Emma Willard: America’s first female cartographer

This International Women’s Day, we're honoring Emma Willard (February 23, 1787–April 15, 1870). First and foremost, Willard was an educator. Brilliant and curious from a young age, she was a self-taught polymath with a “vision that girls should be as highly educated as boys.” In 1814, at the age of 27, she founded an all-girls [...]

By |2021-04-08T10:13:14-04:00March 8th, 2021|Data Diversions, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Emma Willard: America’s first female cartographer

Happy Birthday, W.E.B. Du Bois

Celebrating the life of the incomparable W.E.B Du Bois through a series of maps and charts that show just how long the arc of data visualization history in Georgia actually is.

By |2021-02-25T11:51:59-04:00February 24th, 2021|Age and Generations, Data Diversions, Equity, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Happy Birthday, W.E.B. Du Bois
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