Leon County, Florida

According to the 2000 Census, Leon County, Florida has a population of 239,452 people. Of those, 158,893 (66%) are White, 69,704 (29%) are Black, and 8,407 (3%) are Latino[1]. However, 2,547 (or 1% of the 239,452 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 Leon County a population of 236,905 with a demographic that is 67% White, 29% Black, and 3% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 239,452 2,547 236,905
White 158,893 902 157,991
Black 69,704 1,477 68,227
Latino 8,407 431 7,976


[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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