Monday Mapday: Foreign Born Non-Citizens Decline Statewide

The foreign born population in Georgia grew by an estimated 65,474 people between 2011 and 2016.  At this same time, the number of foreign born naturalized citizens declined by 9,935.  The foreign born population accounted for an estimated 10% of the state's total population in 2016 and 14% of its growth from 2011 to [...]

By |2018-01-09T17:24:42-04:00January 9th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Foreign Born Non-Citizens Decline Statewide

Monday Mapday: Growth in Hispanic Population: 20-County Metro Region

The recent release of 2012-16 American Community Survey (ACS) data gives us an updated ability to look at small-area changes in race/ ethnicity across the metro region.  The map below shows the change in share (in percentage points) of Hispanic and/or Latino population by census tract between 2010 and the 5-year period ending in 2016.  [...]

By |2017-12-18T18:23:27-04:00December 18th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Growth in Hispanic Population: 20-County Metro Region

Monday Mapday: A Major Trend of Minority Growth

Gwinnett County was once a smattering of predominantly white small towns, interspersed with acres of farmland. The County has however experienced significant changes over the last few decades, and is the focus of a recent article in the AJC exploring the impacts of and tensions inherent in those trends that have resulted in Gwinnett [...]

By |2017-12-05T00:04:14-04:00December 5th, 2017|Forecasts, Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: A Major Trend of Minority Growth

Monday Mapday: Native Americans in the Metro Region

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution to designate November 1990 as "National American Indian Heritage Month."  Since 1994, similar presidential proclamations have been issued every year.  Today, the month is recognized as "American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month."  The map below provides an estimate of the American Indian [...]

By |2017-11-20T20:25:31-04:00November 20th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Native Americans in the Metro Region

Monday Mapday: Diversity in Metro Atlanta Region

ESRI's diversity index provides an estimate of how likely two people, selected at random from the same geographic area, will belong to different racial or ethnic groups.  Available down to the block group level, an index value of 0 means an area exhibits "no diversity" and 100 means that there is "complete diversity."  The [...]

By |2017-08-25T18:22:03-04:00August 7th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Diversity in Metro Atlanta Region

Friday Factday: Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Americans chose the month of May to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States to commemorate two important events -- the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and the contribution of the nation's Chinese immigrants to the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, [...]

By |2019-01-23T11:50:31-04:00May 5th, 2017|Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Foreign-Born Population: A Kick-Off to ARC’s Global Advisory Panel

As part of the kick-off for Atlanta Regional Commission’s New Voices: Global Advisory Panel we are sharing updated data about trends in the foreign-born population for metro Atlanta. These charts serve as an introduction to a larger snapshot that will look at the diversity of residents within the foreign-born population; check back for more [...]

By |2017-03-21T20:44:48-04:00March 21st, 2017|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity, Special Features|Comments Off on Foreign-Born Population: A Kick-Off to ARC’s Global Advisory Panel

Friday Factday: African-American History Month

To celebrate African-American heritage in metro Atlanta, we take a look at some statistics related to the black population in our metro region (29-county Atlanta MSA):

By |2017-02-10T18:50:35-04:00February 10th, 2017|Friday Factday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: African-American History Month

Diversity Index

Neighborhoods in Gwinnett County ranked the most diverse in the state Metro Atlanta is becoming increasingly diverse, a change that can be seen in local school districts, the racial/ethnic makeup of millennials, and racially diverse neighborhoods. The maps that follow use Esri's Diversity Index to capture the racial and ethnic diversity of individual census [...]

By |2017-01-18T16:49:23-04:00January 18th, 2017|Race and Diversity, Special Features|Comments Off on Diversity Index
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