Neighborhood Nexus 2018-06-01T13:52:13-04:00


Neighborhood Nexus

Neighborhood Nexus is a community intelligence system providing over five thousand data variables, from the Census and many other sources, at different levels of geography. Bundled state-of-the-art visualization tools help users to understand and analyze these data. Our goal at Nexus is to support a network of community leaders and residents, government and businesses, advocates and service providers with the information, tools and expertise to make data-driven decisions, help meet challenges, leverage assets, and create new opportunities for policy intervention in community problems.

Neighborhood Nexus supports research, analysis, and community engagement. Our Partners use the data and tools to examine past and current socioeconomic and demographic patterns; assess correlations between the equity, health and climate of communities; identify and develop benchmarking metrics; and in so doing make better community decisions.

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Explore the 20 County ARC Region:

While Neighborhood Nexus has a lot of data for the entire State of Georgia, we provide more data variables, more detailed analysis and more extensive visualizations within 20 counties in the Atlanta metro area.

You can find demographic, economic, and transportation information HERE:

– County Profiles (click on a county in the map to view our detailed county profiles)

Data Sources:

Neighborhood Nexus compiles data from numerous government, commercial and community databases. Our data are regularly updated. Our Data Dictionary contains the entire list of data variables. Some of our data sources include:

Visualization Tools:

Visualization tools helps the user bring a flat table of data into a visual landscape where trends, patterns, and observations can clearly be discovered. Neighborhood Nexus uses different mapping, tabular, and visualization platforms.

Weave – is a very powerful tool to inform understanding of current neighborhood conditions. Weave makes tabular data spatial for different geographical areas. It also generates scatter plots that show correlations between data variables.

Tableau – Tableau dashboards helps us summarize our partners’ qualitative and quantitative data so that their internal staff and external “clients” have the information at their fingertips.

ArcGIS – ArcGIS incorporates powerful GIS mapping tools with our vast data variables, allowing us to create storytelling maps.

HighCharts – Creates visually-compelling, data- driven displays in the form of charts, tables, and diagrams.

Infographics – Easy to view graphic representations of the complex information stored in our data tables.

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From our partner blog, 33°N – Economic Mobility and Education

In the 10-county metro Atlanta region, almost every county, every year, has experienced population growth, with the single exception of Clayton County in 2013, which decreased 0.5 percent from 2012 population numbers, but quickly regained this loss by growing almost one percent from 2014 – 2015. All counties in the 10-county Atlanta region have had a population increase from 2015 to 2016, with some growing faster than others.