Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Housing Affordability

Highlights from this snapshot: Home prices continue to rise nationally. According to the National Association of Realtors, median sales price nationwide is now $257K, compared to around $190K in 2012. Fewer “starter homes” are being built, which is exacerbating the affordability crisis. In metro Atlanta, 44% of home buyers have incomes above $100K, meaning [...]

By |2019-03-14T16:33:32-04:00March 14th, 2019|Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Housing Affordability

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

Regional Snapshot: 2019 Economic Snapshot

This month’s Regional Snapshot provides an overview of the most relevant trends in our metro economy- topics include job growth by sector, changes in wage levels, and trends in residential and commercial (by type) permit and construction activity. Highlights from this snapshot: Metro Atlanta continues to be a national leader in job growth, though [...]

By |2019-01-23T11:17:23-04:00January 23rd, 2019|Economy, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: 2019 Economic Snapshot

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

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

Regional Snapshot: Exploration of Key Trends in the 65+ Age Cohort

This month's Regional Snapshot explores key trends among the 65+ age cohort in the 10-county Atlanta region.  This snapshot is a compressed version of a longer product giving an overview of Aging demographics, as well as of issues impacting seniors in our region. This forthcoming product will also highlight activities and programs of the Atlanta [...]

By |2018-09-13T15:11:11-04:00September 13th, 2018|Age and Generations, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Exploration of Key Trends in the 65+ Age Cohort

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

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Rental Housing Affordability

Inspired by the National Low Income Housing Coalition's (NLIHC) recently released 2018 Out of Reach report, this month's Regional Snapshot looks at rental housing affordability in the region.  The slide deck below provides an overview of national trends in rental housing affordability, highlighting how the state and metro Atlanta region fare compared to the [...]

By |2019-01-23T11:19:57-04:00July 12th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Rental Housing Affordability

Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta

Last month, our regional snapshot focused on the region's physical health.  This month, we assess the health of public education in the metro region.  Inspired by the recently released Learn4Life (L4L)  State of Education in Metro Atlanta Annual Report, our team at ARC analyzed 10-county regional education data for a selection of key cradle-to-career indicators.  We [...]

By |2019-01-23T11:20:10-04:00June 14th, 2018|Education, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta

Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta

How healthy are we?  This month’s Regional Snapshot explores recently released public health data for the metro area to help answer this question. Datasets analyzed include: County Health Rankings: A collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation [...]

By |2019-01-23T11:20:27-04:00May 23rd, 2018|Public Health, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta
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