Web Wednesday: A New Kind of Gerrymander

By |2019-05-29T13:04:30-04:00May 28th, 2019|Education, Equity, Housing, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|

The term "gerrymander" was originally coined by a political cartoonist to describe the salamander-shaped electoral districts drawn by the political party colleagues of Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry in 1812. The word is an amalgamation of the words "Gerry" and "salamander," and it describes the way politicians divide geographic areas into voting districts that give one [...]

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Friday Factday: Poverty Among Metro Atlantans Age 65 and Older

By |2019-05-17T13:21:57-04:00May 17th, 2019|Economy, Friday Factday, Population|

An overview of poverty rates among Metro Atlanta's residents age 65 and older and how it compares to Georgia and the nation.

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Friday Factday: Census Statewide and Local Population Estimates for 2018

By |2019-05-03T11:44:19-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Friday Factday, Population|

What types of changes are Georgia and the Atlanta metro going through? We dipped into data from the Census Bureau's 2018 Population Estimates update for counties and metropolitan areas.

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Monday Mapday: College Education in Metro Atlanta

By |2019-04-29T12:03:31-04:00April 29th, 2019|Education, Monday Mapday, Uncategorized|

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.

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Regional Snapshot: Public Health in Metro Atlanta

By |2019-04-26T15:40:19-04:00April 26th, 2019|Public Health, Regional Snapshot|

Highlights from this snapshot: Metro Atlanta counties generally are healthy, especially compared to the rest of the state. The metro area also sees some of the lowest rates for premature death, relative to the rest of the state. This is tempered by extreme disparities in life expectancy for residents living just a few miles [...]

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