A case study of the impact of population influx on a small community in Nebraska

James Potter, Rodrigo Cantarero, X. Winson Yan, Steve Larrick, Blanca Ramirez-Salazar

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This paper discusses the impact of population influx on small communities using the city of Schuyler, NE, as a case study. As a small city of 4,000 some residents, Schuyler experienced a proportionally significant population influx in the past decade largely due to an increase of immigrant population. Unlike large cities, Schuyler has fewer resources to cope with the impact of a drastic population increase on its physical conditions and environment. The population expansion also impacted its previously homogeneous social and cultural environment. Through surveying long-time and newly arrived residents and comparing responses of the two groups, the study revealed similarities and differences between the two groups in response to questions regarding a variety of issues related to the population influx. The survey investigated residents' perceptions of changes in the physical and social/cultural environment, housing quality and development priorities, and concerns for future development of the city and its housing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-230
Number of pages12
JournalGreat Plains Research
Volume14
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004

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Keywords

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  • Quality of life
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Potter, J., Cantarero, R., Yan, X. W., Larrick, S., & Ramirez-Salazar, B. (2004). A case study of the impact of population influx on a small community in Nebraska. Great Plains Research, 14(2), 219-230.

A case study of the impact of population influx on a small community in Nebraska. / Potter, James; Cantarero, Rodrigo; Yan, X. Winson; Larrick, Steve; Ramirez-Salazar, Blanca.

In: Great Plains Research, Vol. 14, No. 2, 01.09.2004, p. 219-230.

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Potter, J, Cantarero, R, Yan, XW, Larrick, S & Ramirez-Salazar, B 2004, 'A case study of the impact of population influx on a small community in Nebraska', Great Plains Research, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 219-230.
Potter J, Cantarero R, Yan XW, Larrick S, Ramirez-Salazar B. A case study of the impact of population influx on a small community in Nebraska. Great Plains Research. 2004 Sep 1;14(2):219-230.
Potter, James ; Cantarero, Rodrigo ; Yan, X. Winson ; Larrick, Steve ; Ramirez-Salazar, Blanca. / A case study of the impact of population influx on a small community in Nebraska. In: Great Plains Research. 2004 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 219-230.
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