Regional Snapshot: Cost of Living in Metro Atlanta, 2019 Update

The July Regional Snapshot uses C2ER's annual Cost of Living Index to examine the cost of living in our central city and how that compares to others around the country.

By |2019-07-18T16:56:26-04:00July 18th, 2019|Economic Development, Economy, Regional Snapshot, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Cost of Living in Metro Atlanta, 2019 Update

Web Wednesday: Three Things You Didn’t Know About Age-Friendly Communities

Communities that are inclusive to all age groups offer benefits to everyone.

By |2019-07-10T14:02:53-04:00July 10th, 2019|Age and Generations, Uncategorized, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: Three Things You Didn’t Know About Age-Friendly Communities

Monday Mapday: Handling Emergency Expenses in the Metro

The Fed recently found that 40 percent of Americans aren't able to handle a $400 emergency expense. This Monday Mapday uses Metro Atlanta Speaks data to consider how this plays out across the 13-county area.

By |2019-06-03T15:50:01-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Economy, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Monday Mapday, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Handling Emergency Expenses in the Metro

Special Feature: Examining wage gaps by race and ethnicity

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.

By |2019-05-31T09:24:49-04:00May 31st, 2019|Economic Development, Equity, Friday Factday, Special Features, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Special Feature: Examining wage gaps by race and ethnicity

Monday Mapday: College Education in Metro Atlanta

College graduation season has begun! These maps show where the most residents with a bachelor's and beyond live and which degree categories are most popular.

By |2019-04-29T12:03:31-04:00April 29th, 2019|Education, Monday Mapday, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: College Education in Metro Atlanta

Equity Special Feature: Economic Mobility and Education

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 [...]

By |2018-10-10T15:52:22-04:00April 4th, 2018|Economy, Education, Equity Series, Special Features, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Economic Mobility and Education

Friday Factday: A Toy (Spending) Story

The holiday season is upon us!  It is a time for festivities and gift giving among friends and family--which means an increase in household spending.  According to polling by Gallup, average holiday spending per person nationally is projected to be $906 in 2017, up from $785 in 2016 (see chart below).  The most recent [...]

By |2017-12-22T14:59:04-04:00December 22nd, 2017|Friday Factday, Special Features, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Friday Factday: A Toy (Spending) Story

Monday Mapday: Population Growth After the Recession–The Census Tract Story

Last Thursday, December 7th, the Census Bureau released an annual estimate series that we data nerds await with near-bated breath--almost like a little kid waiting for Santa (yes, really...yes, we know). Anyway, those data are the 5-year estimates from the American Community Survey. What makes them so useful is that they are reported at [...]

By |2017-12-11T21:57:35-04:00December 11th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Population, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Population Growth After the Recession–The Census Tract Story

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: Hoards of Trick-or-Treaters in the Metro Region

Tomorrow is Halloween, and to get you in the spirit, we've created a map showing the highest concentrations of potential trick-or-treaters.  With the exception of a few neighborhoods in the central cities of Atlanta and Decatur, the areas with the highest proportion of children aged 5 to 14 years old can be found in [...]

By |2017-10-30T16:40:41-04:00October 30th, 2017|Monday Mapday, Special Features, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Hoards of Trick-or-Treaters in the Metro Region
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