Web Wednesday: Voting Trends Nationally: “Then and “Now”

Participation trends in the last two general election cycles are positive.  More of us are registering, and more importantly, more of us are voting, though still at different rates depending on who we are demographically and economically. The Census Bureau released, just this week, data detailing a national level comparison in voting in the [...]

By |2019-04-25T06:45:02-04:00April 24th, 2019|Other Demographics, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: Voting Trends Nationally: “Then and “Now”

Regional Snapshot: 2019 Federal Opportunity Zones

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 |2019-02-14T11:22:21-04:00February 14th, 2019|Economic Development, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2019 Federal Opportunity Zones

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

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks–Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

The Atlanta Regional Commission's Metro Atlanta Speaks (MAS) public opinion survey is in its sixth year. The first MAS survey—done in 2013 , asked 21 questions of 2,100 residents—and was statistically significant only at the 10-county region level. By 2018, the survey has grown to the largest of its type in the region, with [...]

By |2018-11-19T17:58:00-04:00November 19th, 2018|Economy, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks–Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

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

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Workforce–Industries in Demand & Opportunity Occupations

Our regional and state economies are doing well, by most all measures, despite some recent dips in the stock market. This month's Regional Snapshot digs into some nuances of "doing well" by taking a look at the status of and differences among a few measures of unemployment and underemployment. It then moves on to [...]

By |2019-01-23T11:19:05-04:00October 11th, 2018|Economy, Other Demographics, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Workforce–Industries in Demand & Opportunity Occupations

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

Regional Snapshot: 2018 Population Estimates–A Slightly Slower “Grow” for Most

This month's regional snapshot presents ARC's annual major jurisdiction population estimates. The 10-county Atlanta region added 75,800 new residents between April 2017 and April 2018, according to those estimates. Overall, the Atlanta region’s population increased by 1.7% and now stands at 4,555,900 –  more than that of 25 states. Job growth fueled the region’s [...]

By |2018-08-22T17:30:22-04:00August 22nd, 2018|Other Demographics, Population, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2018 Population Estimates–A Slightly Slower “Grow” for Most
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