Friday Factday: Profile of Opportunity Zones in the Atlanta Metro Region

The Opportunity Zones Program, enacted in 2017 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is designed to encourage long-term investment in economically distressed rural and urban neighborhoods across the country.  Opportunity Zones are census tracts that have been nominated by governors and certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to receive [...]

By |2018-12-14T12:37:05-04:00December 14th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Profile of Opportunity Zones in the Atlanta Metro Region

Friday Factday: Explore BLS’s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) Data

Have you wondered how concentrated employment in a particular occupation is in the metro region? If so, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)'s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) data is a good source for this information.  The most recent release is for 2017 (the data for 2018 will be released in March or April of [...]

By |2018-11-30T06:57:56-04:00November 30th, 2018|Economy, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Explore BLS’s Occupational Employment Survey (OES) Data

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

Friday Factday: Deeper Dive into Metro Atlanta Voter Trends

The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 General Election in Georgia is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  With this deadline on the horizon, we thought it a good time to take a closer look at who votes in the Atlanta metro region. Using data on voter registration and voter turnout from the last [...]

By |2018-10-05T10:40:40-04:00October 5th, 2018|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Deeper Dive into Metro Atlanta Voter Trends

Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta Voter Turnout Trends

Tuesday, November 6th, the date of the 2018 General Election, is fast approaching. With this in mind, we have compiled and are sharing data on registration and turnout among voters in the 20-county Atlanta metro region for the last four general elections. Hover over the chart below to find out what percentage of the [...]

By |2018-09-28T09:09:58-04:00September 28th, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta Voter Turnout Trends

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 |2018-09-07T12:17:33-04:00September 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 |2018-08-17T17:30:39-04:00August 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 |2018-08-10T16:27:03-04:00August 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 |2018-08-13T18:12:07-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta AMI
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