An examination of the lives lost to COVID-19 in the 10-county area, with a focus on disparities in age and race.
Income inequality in Atlanta is among the worst in the country. This Friday Factday Special Feature looks at the issue by industry and educational attainment.
Housing affordability is one of the most pressing issues facing the region. With an increase in people moving to the region looking for a place to live, the supply of housing has not kept pace with the demand, leading to rising rents and ownership costs. When you add to that the allure of amenities [...]
The story map below represents the capstone work of Matt Leonard, a recent graduate of the MS-Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) program at Georgia Tech and Research & Analytics Intern at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). It provides an illuminating glimpse at how Atlanta's built environment and human landscape was shaped in large [...]
When it comes to quality of life and lifespan, the argument gaining a lot of traction these days is that a person's zip code matters more than their genetic code. This argument is bolstered by a growing body of research showing that Americans’ home address is a reliable predictor of their health and well-being. [...]
In light of shifting demographics, economic disparities, and notions related to identity, rural/urban comparisons have become a commonly-used lens for making sense of complicated issues facing our state and country. However, despite the widespread use of this lens, the distinction between "urban" and "rural" is not always clear cut, especially when it comes to [...]
The next Regional Snapshot, coming out very soon, will examine Public Health in the Metro Region. On that theme, this Special Feature post will focus on one of the more prominent public health issues facing the country and region at this time: the opioid addiction and overdose crisis. As of the CDC's most recent [...]
ARC’s Research & Analytics Group is publishing a series of Special Features on equity over the next few months. Posts in the Equity Series will examine a variety of aspects of equity along with some of the key factors hindering the realization of this ideal in the Atlanta Metro region. Each post will focus [...]
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 [...]