More than 25 million Americans live in the Appalachian region—a 205,000 square-mile area that covers portions of 12 states and all of West Virginia. And while Appalachia is a distinct part of the United States, the region is far from homogeneous, covering both rural areas and major metropolitan areas such as Pittsburgh.

With funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission, PRB has prepared a series of chartbooks and research reports that analyze demographic and socioeconomic patterns in the 13-state region. These publications, which use data from the Decennial Census and the American Community Survey, look at demographics, housing, education, economics, and other topics vital to the current and future well-being of the region and its people.

2010 Census and American Community Survey

Long-Term Changes (1960-2000)

1990 and 2000 Censuses