Multifamily Momentum: Slowed, Not Stalled

In the last decade, multifamily housing has driven a significant share of the population growth in core areas of our region. Multifamily activity has slowed in recent years, and even in the heyday years of Atlanta multifamily construction, building in the sector was relatively constrained compared to single-family in Atlanta and to multifamily building in other metros.

By |2021-06-21T16:36:05-04:00June 21st, 2021|Economic Development, Equity, Housing, Monday Mapday, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Multifamily Momentum: Slowed, Not Stalled

Population Growth Slowing, Part I (A Zoomed-In Preview)

Population is still growing at a healthy clip in our area, but this growth was ebbing some even prior to the pandemic. We look at some ESRI data that indicates that, while fewer small areas are losing population 2010-2020 as compared to the last decade, fewer tracts are growing as quickly as they did during the 2000-2010 period. And overall, our region's growth rate has slowed 2010-2020.

By |2021-06-14T12:46:22-04:00June 14th, 2021|Economic Development, Monday Mapday, Population, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Population Growth Slowing, Part I (A Zoomed-In Preview)

Seniors Living Alone—Growing More Numerous

The number of seniors living alone has increased since 2000. This is the result of demographic trends and longer life expectancies, but it does present service delivery challenges that can't be ignored.

By |2021-05-04T15:00:25-04:00May 4th, 2021|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Seniors Living Alone—Growing More Numerous

Spatial Similarities in Historical Redlining Maps and Contemporary Opportunity Zones

A mapping application exploring how current opportunity zones intersect with historical redlining maps.

By |2021-04-05T12:21:12-04:00April 5th, 2021|Equity, Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Spatial Similarities in Historical Redlining Maps and Contemporary Opportunity Zones

The Income Incidence of a Cost Crisis (in Housing)

About a third of Atlanta households are defined as cost-burdened (spending more than 30 percent of income on housing). BUT those cost burdens go up...a lot...for renters, for lower-earners, or (especially) for lower-income renters.

By |2021-03-01T15:20:45-04:00March 1st, 2021|Economic Development, Equity, Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on The Income Incidence of a Cost Crisis (in Housing)

Black Educational Attainment: A Half-Century of Pronounced Progress

The Atlanta Black population's higher educational attainment has soared over the last fifty years. The share of Black higher ed degree holders has grown by 500 percent since 1970, besting the related share in the rest of the population, which grew by 350 percent.

By |2021-02-24T14:04:18-04:00February 22nd, 2021|Equity, Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Black Educational Attainment: A Half-Century of Pronounced Progress
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