On December 3, 2014, ARC Research Division Chief Mike Alexander presented a demographic analysis of the Metro Atlanta Region at the monthly Atlanta Advisory Committee Meeting held at the offices of SELIG Enterprises.
Alexander began his presentation by addressing the biggest problem facing Metro Atlanta in 2014 compared to 2013. According to data collected in ARC’s 2014 “Metro Atlanta Speaks” Survey, in which the Council for Quality Growth was a sponsor, transportation ranked first as the “Biggest Problem Facing Metro Atlanta.” According to the survey, 24% of respondents cited transportation as the biggest problem facing Metro Atlanta. This figure is up 3% from last year, when 21% of survey respondents said transportation was the biggest issue facing Metro Atlanta.
The 2014 “Metro Atlanta Speaks” Survey also revealed that respondents are more optimistic about the Metro Region’s economy, with only 20% of respondents citing the economy as the biggest problem facing metro Atlanta in 2014 (down 4% from 2013).
Alexander concluded his presentation by addressing educational attainment of Metro Atlanta residents over the age of 25. This data shows that the majority of Metro Atlanta’s most educated residents live in and around North Atlanta, with 92% of Buckhead and Sandy Springs residents over the age of 25 holding a Bachelors degree.
Click HERE to read the Council’s previously published story on ARC’s 2014 “Metro Atlanta Speaks” survey.
To view Mike Alexander’s full presentation click HERE.