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Data Resources and Support

Support for locating and working with datasets, statistical information, and geographic data.


The data resources listed here focus specifically on the State of Georgia and/or the Atlanta area. Additional data on Georgia, at the state and/or local levels, are also available via various of the resources listed here.

Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) -- The ARC is a regional planning and development for the Atlanta metro region, defined as the city and the immediately-surrounding counties. The ARC's Info Center distributes a variety of data about the region, including forecasts, summaries of data from the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey, statistical profiles of Atlanta and its neighboring counties, and very nice collections of GIS data for the region.

GeorgiaDATA -- UGA's GeorgiaDATA is an interface for creating tables of county-level data from the Georiga County Guide.

Georgia Department of Education -- GA's Department of Education distributes data and reports for schools and school districts on topics such as enrollement, graduation rates, and assessments of readiness for post-secondary education and careers. In addition to the "Data & Reporting" section of the site, various of individual offices/divisions within the Department also produce data and reports, such as this set of assessment indicators from the Georgia Student Assessment Program. The Governor's Office of Student Achievement has its own collection of data on education outcomes for schools and districts. For access to historical data and/or student-level data, see the procedures and advisories for requesting data.

Georgia Division of Public Health -- The GDPH is a useful source for public health data for the state of Georgia via the Online Analytical Statistical Information System (OASIS).

"Metro Voices, Metro Choices" -- The "Metro Voices, Metro Choices" initiative sponsored a survey of the general public and of various community figures/leaders in the Metro Atlanta area in the spring of 2005 and asked them about various quality of life issues within the city.

Neighborhood Nexus -- Neighborhood Nexus is an interface for data and indicators for the Atlanta metro area and the State of Georgia. The data cover an extensive range of topics, including demographics, labor markets, income and poverty, health, education, and crime, and many of the indicators are available at low levels of geography such as Census tracts. The data resources available here allow you to map out indicators, get summary reports, or download data files for more extensive analysis. "Dashboards" on particular indicators are also available for more "infographic"-like summaries of data on particular topics. Also note the "DataNexus," which is the project's latest tool for visualizing and accessing community-level data.

Odum Institute Dataverse Network -- the Odum Institute's various collections of data include data from Georgia Poll surveys conducted by UGA's Survey Research Center and Georgia-specific polls within the National Network of State Polls. The Southern Focus Poll collection also has data from surveys conducted in Georgia.

Office of Planning and Budget Census Data -- Georgia's Office of Planning and Budget distributes various Census data for the state, including inter-Census population estimates, population projects, and links to sources for other socio-economic indicators.

Planning Atlanta - A New City in the Making, 1930s-1990s - This project from Georgia State University includes inter-Census population and housing estimates taken from publications by the Atlanta Regional Commission. The estimates are available for counties, cities, and Census tracts.

Regional Economic Information Network (REIN) -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, like other regional banks in the Federal Reserve system, disseminates data and reports on regional economic conditions within its district.