Baker County, Florida

According to the 2000 Census, Baker County, Florida has a population of 22,259 people. Of those, 18,707 (82%) are White, 3,098 (14%) are Black, and 419 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,356 (or 6% of the 22,259 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 Baker County a population of 20,903 with a demographic that is 87% White, 11% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 22,259 1,356 20,903
White 18,707 543 18,164
Black 3,098 735 2,363
Latino 419 151 268


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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