A “New Diversity”: Race and Ethnicity in the Appalachian Region

Author(s): Kelvin M. Pollard
Author Organization(s): Population Reference Bureau

This report looks at the post–1990 racial and ethnic diversity of Appalachia, examining its geographic concentrations, its contributing factors, and its breakdown by racial and ethnic minority group. The study also analyzes how Appalachia’s increased racial and ethnic diversity affects selected economic and social developments in the Region; it concludes with an examination of the potential implications of these growing trends.