Hispanic Concentrated Poverty in Traditional and New Destinations, 2010–2014

Sarah M. Ludwig-Dehm, John Iceland

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This paper examines patterns of Hispanic concentrated poverty in traditional, new, and minor destinations. Using data from 2010 to 2014 from the American Community Survey, we find that without controlling for group characteristics, Hispanics experience a lower level of concentrated poverty in new destinations compared to traditional gateways. Metropolitan level factors explain this difference, including ethnic residential segregation, the Hispanic poverty rate, and the percentage of Hispanics who are foreign born. Overall, this study sheds new light on the Hispanic geographic dispersal in the United States and offers support for the argument that the Hispanic settlement into new destinations is associated with lower levels of concentrated poverty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)833-850
Number of pages18
JournalPopulation Research and Policy Review
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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