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Demographics

Sources of Regional Growth in Non-Metro Appalachia
January 2007
Economic Development Research Group, Inc., Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., MIT Dept of Urban Studies and Planning
The Sources of Growth project is part of a series of research efforts funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission to improve understanding of factors affecting economic growth in rural and distressed areas.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report (Volumes 1 – 4) in PDF (4 MB)
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey
February 2014
Kelvin Pollard and Linda A. Jacobsen
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy and housing tenure, education, labor force, employment and unemployment, income and poverty, health insurance coverage, disability status, migration
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (9 MB)
Progress and Challenges in Reducing Economic Distress in Appalachia: An Analysis of National and Regional Trends Since 1960
January 2000
Wood, Lawrence E. and Gregory A. Bischak
Appalachian Regional Commission
This report analyzes changes in the number of distressed counties in Appalachia and the entire United States for the census years 1960, 1970, 1980, and 1990.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (4 MB)
Underlying Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Health Disparities in the Appalachian Region
March 2008
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center/Office for Social Environment and Health Research, Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University
This study investigates associations between measures of socioeconomic condition and rates of premature mortality for leading causes of death for counties in the U.S., with a focus on the Appalachian region.
Abstract & Report Contents Table of Contents and Executive Summary (in PDF)
Emerging Patterns of Population Redistribution and Migration in Appalachia
April 2005
Lichter, Daniel T., Jillian Garratt, Mary L. Marshall, and Michael Cardella
Ohio State University
This report examines recent changes in patterns of Appalachian population change and migration.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.8 MB)
Changing Patterns of Poverty and Spatial Inequality in Appalachia
April 2005
Lichter, Daniel T. and Lori Ann Campbell
Ohio State University
This report addresses the extent of socioeconomic inequality and poverty in Appalachia during the economic boom period of the 1990s.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (749 KB)
Trends in National and Regional Economic Distress: 1960-2000
April 2005
Wood, Lawrence E.
Ohio University
This report analyzes recent demographic data to examine the factors explaining the graduation of distressed counties and the persistence of distress in Appalachia and other regions of the U.S.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.7 MB)
Demographic Diversity and Economic Change in Appalachia
July 1999
McLaughlin, Diane, Daniel T. Lichter, and Stephen A. Matthews with the assistance of Glynis Daniels and James Cameron
Pennsylvania State University
This report provides a picture of demographic diversity and economic change in Appalachia from 1980 through 1996.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.8 MB)
Population Growth and Distribution in Appalachia: New Realities
January 2005
Pollard, Kelvin M.
Population Reference Bureau
Using data from the decennial census and selected other sources, this report examines Appalachia's population trends between 1990 and 2000.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.7 MB)
A "New Diversity": Race and Ethnicity in the Appalachian Region
September 2004
Pollard, Kelvin M.
Population Reference Bureau
This report looks at the post–1990 racial and ethnic diversity of Appalachia.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (577 KB)
Educational Attainment in Appalachia
July 2004
Haaga, John
Population Reference Bureau
This paper focuses on what Census 2000 data reveal about the persistence of regional differences in high school completion and tertiary education.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (300 KB)
The Aging of Appalachia
July 2004
Haaga, John
Population Reference Bureau
This report uses data from Census 2000 to show how and why the age structure of the Appalachian population differs from the national average and varies within the Region.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (500 KB)
Households and Families
May 2004
Mather, Mark
Population Reference Bureau
This report analyzes trends in household and family structure in Appalachia from 1990 to 2000.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.3 MB)
Housing and Commuting Patterns in Appalachia
January 2004
Mather, Mark
Population Reference Bureau
This report analyzes trends in housing characteristics and commuting patterns in Appalachia from 1990 to 2000.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.8 MB)
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey
February 2013
Kelvin Pollard and Linda A. Jacobsen
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy and housing tenure, education, labor force, employment and unemployment, income and poverty, and migration patterns for the 13 Appalachian states.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (6 MB)
Household Wealth and Financial Security in Appalachia
November 2013
Linda A. Jacobsen, Marlene Lee, and Kelvin Pollard
Population Reference Bureau
This report analyzes the effects of the recent recession on household wealth and economic well-being in Appalachia and assesses whether the Region has been disproportionately affected by the economic downturn.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (3 MB)
The Appalachian Region in 2010: A Census Data Overview
September 2011
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, gender, housing occupancy, housing tenure, education, and migration patterns for the 13 Appalachian states.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (5.0 MB)
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey
February 2012
Kelvin Pollard and Linda A. Jacobsen
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy and housing tenure, education, labor force, employment and unemployment, income and poverty, and migration patterns for the 13 Appalachian states.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (6 MB)
Appalachia at the Millennium: An Overview of Results from Census 2000
June 2003
Pollard, Kelvin M.
Population Reference Bureau.
Using data from the decennial census, this report provides a demographic, economic, and social portrait in the 410-county Appalachian Region at the dawn of the 21st century.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.5 MB)
Standards of Living in Appalachia, 1960 -- 2000
September 2007
Black, Dan A., Mark Mather, and Seth G. Sanders
University of Chicago, Population Reference Bureau, and University of Maryland at College Park
This report uses data from the 1960 to 2000 decennial census to measures the extent to which standards of living among Appalachian families have improved, and to examine housing and consumption trends
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (239 KB)
The Upskilling of Appalachia: Earnings and the Improvement of Skill Levels, 1960 -- 2000
September 2007
Black, Dan A., Kelvin M. Pollard, and Seth G. Sanders
University of Chicago, Population Reference Bureau, and University of Maryland at College Park
This report examines the improvement of Appalachia’s economic fortunes relative to those in rest of the country since 1960—particularly among men and women of prime working age (ages 25 to 64).
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (132 KB)
Appalachian Migration Patterns, 1975-1980 and 1985-1990
March 2000
Obermiller, Phillip J., and Steven R. Howe
University of Kentucky and University of Cincinnati
This study provides a framework for understanding the changes in the Region due to in- and out-migration from 1975 to 1990. The study includes changes by age, race, educational attainment, income, and subregions.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (150 KB)
Strategies for Economic Improvement in Appalachia's Distressed Rural Counties
May 2012
Tim Ezzell, Dayton Lambert, and Eric Ogle
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
This report provides an understanding of the challenges confronting economic and community development efforts in rural Appalachian communities and explains the ways local governments, agencies, and community organizations plan and respond to challenging
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (12.9 MB)
Manufacturing Wage Inequality in the Appalachian Region: 1963–1992
May 2001
Galbraith, James K.
University of Texas
This study examines the inequality in manufacturing pay between manufacturing plants within states and counties of the United States, and compares them to Appalachia.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (2 MB)
Recent Trends in Poverty in the Appalachian Region: The Implications of the U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates on the ARC Distressed Counties Designation
August 2000
Hammer, Roger
University of Wisconsin, Applied Population Laboratory
Recent poverty trends for Appalachia are examined in this report, which looks at how the use of the Census Bureau's annual Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) would affect ARC's distressed county designations.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (6.5 MB)