Marin County, California

According to the 2000 Census, Marin County, California has a population of 247,289 people. Of those, 207,800 (84%) are White, 7,142 (3%) are Black, and 27,351 (11%) are Latino[1]. However, 6,523 (or 3% of the 247,289 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 Marin County a population of 240,766 with a demographic that is 85% White, 2% Black, and 11% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 247,289 6,523 240,766
White 207,800 3,286 204,514
Black 7,142 2,584 4,558
Latino 27,351 1,367 25,984


[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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