ARC (the Research & Analytics Group, to be exact) recently launched a new and vastly improved version of its 100 Metros Data Dashboard. This Tableau tool incorporates data from the 2018 American Community Survey 1-year and other federal sources. It enables easy access to interactive rankings of the top 10 major metros, across data in topic areas such as demographics, economics, health, and housing. This regional snapshot presents highlights of some of the interesting findings in and comparisons from an initial dive off the (dash)board. These findings  include:

  • Rapid growth: Metro Atlanta ranks fourth in total population growth since 2010, and has added the 3rd most building permits since 2014.
  • Young and diverse place: Metro Atlanta ranks 77th in the share of population identified as White. Also, the region ranks 6th in the total population of those under age 19.
  • Income and housing characteristics muddling in the middle: Metro Atlanta generally ranks around the middle (of the 100 metros) for most indicators of income and housing characteristics.
  • Low birth rates: Metro Atlanta ranks 87th in the birth rate of women aged 15 to 50 last year.
  • Higher rates of people without health insurance: Metro Atlanta ranks 92nd (low, that is)  in the percentage of adults who have health insurance.

The slide deck below offers more detailed support (via tables and infographics) of the key findings. Click through the slides below or download the PDF Regional Snapshot: 100 Metros Dashboard.