Volusia County, Florida

According to the 2000 Census, Volusia County, Florida has a population of 443,343 people. Of those, 381,760 (86%) are White, 41,198 (9%) are Black, and 29,111 (7%) are Latino[1]. However, 2,616 (or 1% of the 443,343 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 Volusia County a population of 440,727 with a demographic that is 86% White, 9% Black, and 7% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 443,343 2,616 440,727
White 381,760 1,424 380,336
Black 41,198 1,051 40,147
Latino 29,111 177 28,934


[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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