Sacramento County, California

According to the 2000 Census, Sacramento County, California has a population of 1,223,499 people. Of those, 783,240 (78%) are White, 121,804 (12%) are Black, and 195,890 (19%) are Latino[1]. However, 6,463 (or 1% of the 1,223,499 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 Sacramento County a population of 1,217,036 with a demographic that is 64% White, 10% Black, and 16% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 1,223,499 6,463 1,217,036
White 783,240 2,619 780,621
Black 121,804 2,388 119,416
Latino 195,890 1,614 194,276


Notes:

[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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