Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

Looking for a place with all the latest news and info related to working, living, and commuting in the Atlanta Metro region?  What's Next ATL bills itself as just that -- a one-stop shop for  original blog posts, carefully selected links of local and national news, news releases from local government and non-profit [...]

By |2018-08-15T14:59:39-04:00August 15th, 2018|Education, Housing, Population, Public Health, Transportation, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

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

Web Wednesday: Census 2020–Count Challenges

Happy Hump Day, fellow data voyagers! Web Wednesday, a semi-regular feature on 33 North,  is intended to remind us of recent "hot spots" on the data landscape, and point back to relevant resources and links for more learning on the given topic(s).   The Decennial (every 10 years) Census count is a constitutional requirement in [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:11:56-04:00August 8th, 2018|Economy, Population, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: Census 2020–Count Challenges

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 |2018-08-13T18:12:21-04:00July 28th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Workers with Disabilities

Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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.  Based on the most recent estimate, there are 40.7 million people living with one or more disability in the [...]

By |2018-08-09T20:41:06-04:00July 21st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Monday Mapday: Caribbean-American Heritage Month

June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month.  According to the American Community Survey (2012-16), 5-year estimates, more than 200 thousand people in the 20-county Atlanta Metro region can claim Caribbean ancestry.  People with Jamaican and Puerto Rican ancestries represent the two largest cohorts of Caribbean-Americans in the region, with estimated populations of over 54 thousand each. [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:13:14-04:00June 25th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Population, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Caribbean-American Heritage Month

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 |2018-08-13T18:32:53-04:00March 30th, 2018|Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Population|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Births, Deaths, and Migration in Metro Atlanta (2017 Estimates)

Special Feature: Population Change in Georgia’s Counties (New 2017 numbers)

The U.S. Census just released the most recent county population estimates for 2017.  These are produced every year and provide the most current county-level population numbers in the intervening years between the Decennial Censuses .  Based on this release, the state of Georgia's population in 2017 was estimated to be 10,429,379 - representing a [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:33:11-04:00March 23rd, 2018|Population, Special Features|Comments Off on Special Feature: Population Change in Georgia’s Counties (New 2017 numbers)

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 |2018-08-13T18:33:31-04:00March 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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