- The Millennial demographic group (persons between 19 and 34 years old) is concentrated in metro Atlanta’s urban core: City of Atlanta, Fulton County DeKalb County, and Clayton County, and patterns also emerge in Gwinnett and Cobb counties.
- Census tracts that have high rates of Millennial renters are heavily concentrated in the urban core and along the interstates. Within these census tracts, there are much higher densities of Millennial renters compared to Millennial owners – units rented by Millennials account for nearly 85 percent of housing units in some locations. The greatest concentration of Millennial homeowners only peaks at 29 percent.
- Following the recession, this age group, has seen their employment in lower wage industries like food service and retail rise at the same time as their numbers in higher wage industries like finance and information fall.
Our recent special feature Showing Our Age used Esri 2016 Population Estimates data to analyze age trends in metro Atlanta. These maps use the same data for a 20-county region to show spatial patterns in concentrations of millennials/young professionals (age 20-34) and young children. The first map shows census tracts that have the highest densities of millennials.
OK... we heard you! In response to the great feedback we received on the "Monday Mapday: Millennial Homeowners" post, we decided to further explore this topic. These maps show a more complete picture - they show where Millennials are both renting and owning homes. As you'll see, two completely different patterns emerge. But, before we get there, let's look…
This analysis looks at employment by industry and related wage trends among 19- to 34-year-olds today, known collectively as “millennials.” Despite higher levels of educational attainment and a U.S. economy 70% more productive than it was in the mid-1980s, the group is finding it difficult translating high education levels into higher earnings. The