Baldwin County, Alabama

According to the 2000 Census, Baldwin County, Alabama has a population of 140,415 people. Of those, 122,366 (87%) are White, 14,444 (10%) are Black, and 2,466 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 863 (or 1% of the 140,415 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Baldwin County a population of 139,552 with a demographic that is 87% White, 10% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 140,415 863 139,552
White 122,366 373 121,993
Black 14,444 485 13,959
Latino 2,466 15 2,451


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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