The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey

Author(s): Kelvin Pollard and Linda A. Jacobsen
Author Organization(s): Population Reference Bureau

This study examines state- and county-level data for the 13 Appalachian states from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS) and from U.S. Census Bureau population estimates on topics including population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy and tenure, education, labor force, employment and unemployment, income and poverty, health insurance coverage, disability status, migration patterns, and veteran status. Additionally, data is provided on types of housing units, homeownership, types of living arrangements, travel time to work and location of work, and income-to-poverty ratio.

Information is summarized for five Appalachian subregions and five metro designations. The report also compares data from two recent non-overlapping time periods, allowing the study of trends.

Supplementary Files

All Report Tables (Excel file: 275 KB)

All Report Maps (Zip file: 24 MB; includes 77 PNG files, approximately 400 KB each, and 1 TXT file)

All Report Data (Excel file: 9.6 MB): This file contains the data presented in the report’s tables and maps. It includes data for all U.S. counties and states, the Appalachian Region, and the five Appalachian subregions.

Data Snapshots: Population, Education, Employment, and Income and Poverty in Appalachia
Data Sources: American Community Survey, 2012–2016; U.S. Census Bureau 2016 Population Estimates