Demographic Research Topics:

  • 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.