Population Research and Policy Review

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 833–850 | Cite as

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

  • Sarah M. Ludwig-Dehm
  • John Iceland


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.


Concentrated poverty New destinations Hispanics Immigration 



This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health, Population Research Institute Center Grant, R24HD041025.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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