Angela Kirtdoll, Exec. Coordinator
UMAMN Office 301 North 5th Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
United Methodist Appalachian
Developing coordinated ministries that seek justice for all God's people in Appalachia
What/Who Is Appalachia?
THE APPALACHAIN REGION
Appalachia is a 205,000 square-mile region that extends from southern New York to northern Mississippi. All or a portion of 20 United Methodist conferences fall within Appalachia, and the region contains over 9,500 United Methodist churches. Appalachian has a population of over 25 million people, of which over 40 percent are classified as rural. In comparison, only 20 percent of total population of the United States is classied as rural. The Appalachian region generally follows the Appalachian mountain chain, which has been a foundation for the culture, history, and heritage of the Appalachian people. Coal mining, agriculture, and manufacturing are the traditional economic drivers in the region; however, all three industries have experienced major declines, resulting in rollercoaster unemployment, low per capita income (82% of the national average), and a 16.6% poverty rate.
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Pastor John Baney