Friday Factday: Occupation Growth & Demand Over Next Decade

What occupations will be in the highest demand across the Atlanta Metro region--and which will grow (in absolute numbers) the most over the next decade?  Well to start, we need to make the distinction between demand and growth in employment.  In short, demand is the estimated number of potential hires (i.e. job openings). Defined [...]

By | 2018-09-07T12:17:33+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Occupation Growth & Demand Over Next Decade

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: The Metro-Wide Rate of High School Diplomas

A recent analysis by the U.S. Census Bureau found that, today, more than 90 percent of Americans age 25 and older hold a high school diploma or higher. Since 1997, the fastest climb has been among Hispanic populations, though this group still holds these degrees at a lower rate than the country’s primary racial [...]

By | 2018-08-10T16:27:03+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Education, Friday Factday, Population, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: The Metro-Wide Rate of High School Diplomas

Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta AMI

What is AMI? AMI stands for Area Median Income. It is calculated and released every year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD). AMI is the combined average family income for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell HUD Fair Market Rent (FMR) area. This area includes 24-counties: Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, [...]

By | 2018-08-13T18:12:07+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta AMI

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

Friday Factday: AARP Livability Index for 2018

As part of its Livable Communities initiative, the American Association of Retired People (AARP) recently released its 2018 Livability Index results.  The highest level indicator reported in the results is the Livability Score, a value between 0 and 100 representing a combined assessment of seven broad categories: housing, neighborhood, transportation, environment, health, engagement, and [...]

By | 2018-08-13T18:12:57+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: AARP Livability Index for 2018

Friday Factday: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Georgia

Formerly called the Food Stamp Program (FSP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides dietary assistance to low-income individuals and families through the distribution of food purchasing vouchers (in the form of EBT cards since 2004) redeemable at authorized retailers in the United States.  The funding for SNAP is currently authorized through the Agricultural [...]

By | 2018-06-07T13:11:34+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday, Public Health|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Georgia

Friday Factday: Births, Deaths, and Migration in Metro Atlanta (2017 Estimates)

Last week, we posted highlights of the recent release of 2017 County Population estimates by the Census Bureau. We compared the change in population 2016-2017 in the Atlanta Metro to that of other large metros, as well as took a closer look at population change for the 10 member counties of the Atlanta Regional [...]

By | 2018-08-13T18:32:53+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Population|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Births, Deaths, and Migration in Metro Atlanta (2017 Estimates)

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.
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