An overview of poverty rates among Metro Atlanta's residents age 65 and older and how it compares to Georgia and the nation.
What types of changes are Georgia and the Atlanta metro going through? We dipped into data from the Census Bureau's 2018 Population Estimates update for counties and metropolitan areas.
As of Monday, we're just one year out from Census 2020, and even if you're not a demographer or data wonk, we promise it's kind of a big deal. Here's why: It's critical for political representation. If you care about who represents you in Congress, and how much representation you get, then the census update matters [...]
Today, the first day of winter, is recognized annually as National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day. Sponsored since 1990 by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, this day of recognition is intended to bring attention to the nation's homeless population and to encourage action for their [...]
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. [...]
Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results ReleasedAge and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation
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 [...]
The Census Bureau has released-- over the last few weeks--two great new datasets that are worth a look: American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates, 2017 American Housing Survey (AHS), 2017 Available through American FactFinder, the ACS 1-year has 2017 estimates for geographic areas with 60,000 people or more. The next ACS [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]