Housing and Commuting Patterns in Appalachia

Author(s): Mark Mather
Author Organization(s): Population Reference Bureau

This report analyzes trends in housing characteristics and commuting patterns in Appalachia from 1990 to 2000. Data for Appalachia are compared with those for the United States as a whole, with special attention to racial/ethnic, rural/urban, and regional variations. The study focuses on trends in homeownership, housing quality, travel time to work, vehicle ownership, and the spatial mismatch between the locations of new jobs and the residences of poor and low-income families.