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Lincoln County, Colorado

According to the 2000 Census, Lincoln County, Colorado has a population of 6,087 people. Of those, 5,253 (83%) are White, 302 (5%) are Black, and 519 (8%) are Latino[1]. However, 965 (or 16% of the 6,087 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 Lincoln County a population of 5,122 with a demographic that is 95% White, 1% Black, and 5% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 6,087 965 5,122
White 5,253 408 4,845
Black 302 268 34
Latino 519 256 263


[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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