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

Life expectancy for low-income residents in metro Atlanta

New research from The Health Inequality Project Does where you live affect how long you live? What is the relationship between income and life expectancy? New research from The Health Inequality Project explores the association between income and life expectancy in the U.S. using data from 2001-2014. In addition to exploring the relationship between [...]

By |2016-12-08T15:25:14-04:00May 16th, 2016|Public Health, Special Features, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Life expectancy for low-income residents in metro Atlanta