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Peter Nelson

Population Growth, Aging Baby Boomers

Professor of Geography

 work(802) 443-3247



Topics he can discuss include:
  • Where aging baby boomers choose to live and why
  • U.S. population growth
  • Vermont demographics
  • Intersections of economy and culture
About Peter Nelson

Peter Nelson is a professor of geography at Middlebury College. He joined the faculty in 1999 and teaches courses on population issues, the global economy and urban geography.

His current research focuses on the aging of the baby boomers and their impact on population geography.

Some of Nelson's recent articles include "The global rural: gentrification and linked migration in the rural USA" in Progress in Human Geography; "Baby Boom Migration and Its Impact on Rural America" for the U.S. Department of Agriculture; "Linking baby boomer and Hispanic migration streams into rural America" in Population, Space and Place; and "Rural gentrification and linked migration in the United States" in Journal of Rural Studies.

Nelson graduated from Dartmouth College in 1993 and received his master's and doctorate in geography from University of Washington.