Regional Forecasts: A Closer Look

Blog post by Will Wright
January 6, 2023

Neighborhood Nexus   (Atlanta)

In a recent post, we unveiled ARC’s regional forecasts for metropolitan Atlanta. This forecast provides a demographic and socioeconomic outlook for the 21-county metropolitan planning organization area. While you can reference the full findings in the earlier post, we will drill down on one aspect in this one.

The future composition of our metro area is changing! The Series 17 forecasts show the overall share of White and Black residents to be declining, although they will still represent the largest racial groups in the area by 2050. Meanwhile, Hispanic and Other Non-Hispanic populations (inclusive of Asian populations) are shown to be increasing their respective population shares over the next 30 years.