The Atlanta BeltLine Neighborhood Data Explorer is a public data visualization tool dedicated to mapping growth and change over time in BeltLine neighborhoods. The tool, built in partnership with Neighborhood Nexus, is the first step in a multi-phase partnership to track socioeconomic indicators and BeltLine investments across the project’s geography, which spans 10 planning “Subareas” and 45 BeltLine-adjacent neighborhoods. The data explorer tool draws upon over 5,000 variables Neighborhood Nexus tracks across multiple geographies.
The tool is intended to:
- establish neighborhood-level historical baselines in areas such as race, household income, employment, and housing tenure (e.g., renters and owners).
- provide a snapshot of demographic and socioeconomic conditions today, 15 years into the project’s 25-year lifespan. Data sources include the decennial census, the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics, and Atlanta Police Department statistics.
Accessing the Data
A pop-up window provides high-level data points for NSAs and Subareas, while downloadable factsheets for each geography contain a wealth of more granular data. Download this helpful how-to guide to get started.
Users can display layers for:
- Neighborhood Statistical Areas (NSAs)
- BeltLine Subareas
- Additional geographies such as Atlanta City Council districts, Neighborhood Planning Areas (NPUs), and Georgia State House and Senate districts can be overlaid for reference.