*I would like to thank the five anonymous reviewers and the editor, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, for their insightful and constructive comments on previous versions of this article.
The Emergence of New Hispanic Settlement Patterns in Appalachia*
Article first published online: 25 JUL 2007
The Professional Geographer
Volume 59, Issue 3, pages 298–315, August 2007
How to Cite
Barcus, H. R. (2007), The Emergence of New Hispanic Settlement Patterns in Appalachia. The Professional Geographer, 59: 298–315. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9272.2007.00614.x
- Issue published online: 25 JUL 2007
- Article first published online: 25 JUL 2007
- Initial submission, January 2005; revised submissions, October 2005, April and September 2006; final acceptance, September 2006
This article evaluates the emerging Hispanic population in Appalachia, which nearly tripled in size to 465,000 between 1980 and 2000. Using 1980, 1990, and 2000 census data, changes in the geographic distribution of Hispanics and in the economic characteristics of counties with growth in Hispanic population are assessed. Results suggest that high-growth counties are clustered in peripheral areas in the northern and southern subregions and are characterized by higher per capita income and greater economic viability than those areas with relatively low Hispanic population growth.