Pulaski County, Arkansas

According to the 2000 Census, Pulaski County, Arkansas has a population of 361,474 people. Of those, 231,211 (64%) are White, 115,197 (32%) are Black, and 8,816 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 2,101 (or 1% of the 361,474 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 Pulaski County a population of 359,373 with a demographic that is 64% White, 32% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 361,474 2,101 359,373
White 231,211 856 230,355
Black 115,197 1,208 113,989
Latino 8,816 21 8,795


[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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