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Race and Ethnicity

Although metro Atlanta has a smaller share of Hispanics than other large U.S. metros, Atlanta has the 2nd highest rate of employed Hispanics over the age of 16 and the 4th largest percentage of Hispanics who are foreign born, thus considered to be “first generation.”   In metro Atlanta, there has been [...]

Age

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 [...]

Population

We focus on evaluating population growth by: Natural Increase (how many more births there were than deaths) Positive net migration (how many more people moved in than moved out) The metro Atlanta region had the largest percentage in population growth in the 1950s, growing around 38 percent between 1950 and 1960. [...]

Elementary School Education

Economic advantage and student performance are highly correlated in metro Atlanta. We find that schools in which low percentages of students exceed reading requirements are concentrated in areas with high proportions of economically disadvantaged students, suggesting a strong relationship between income level and school performance. Schools with higher proportions of economically [...]

Middle School Education

As in the case of performance in elementary schools, economic advantage and student performance are highly correlated in metro Atlanta.   We find that middle schools in which low percentages of students exceed 8th grade math standards are concentrated in areas with high proportions of economically disadvantaged students, suggesting a strong [...]

High School Education

To assess geographic patterns of less-educated adult populations, we use the educational attainment variable from The American Community Survey, which asks the level of education of all those in the household who are age 25 or older.  Information regarding the ACS can be found here. We focus on the percent of the [...]