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

Changes in racial diversity of millennials/young professionals

As a whole, metro Atlanta is becoming increasingly diverse—but what about racial and ethnic diversity for millennials/young professionals, age 20-34? Text highlights are below, but scroll down to view trends and county-specific data in our 2010-2015 Population Change by Race: Total Population and Age 20-34 tool. Let’s take a look at overall trends from 2010-2015 [...]

By |2016-12-08T15:24:51-04:00August 17th, 2016|Age and Generations, Race and Diversity, Special Features|Comments Off on Changes in racial diversity of millennials/young professionals

Monday Mapday: Hispanic Population Change in House Districts

Many parts of the state, especially in metro Atlanta, have experienced growth in the Hispanic population. This map takes a look at this population change from 2000-2010 in Georgia State House districts (U.S. Census Bureau data via Neighborhood Nexus). Throughout the state, metro Atlanta has seen some of the greatest increases in Hispanic population (dark purple [...]

By |2016-12-08T15:24:51-04:00August 15th, 2016|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Hispanic Population Change in House Districts
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