Floyd County, Georgia

According to the 2000 Census, Floyd County, Georgia has a population of 90,565 people. Of those, 73,668 (81%) are White, 12,050 (13%) are Black, and 4,983 (4%) are Latino[1]. However, 863 (or 1% of the 90,565 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 Floyd County a population of 89,702 with a demographic that is 82% White, 13% Black, and 6% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 90,565 863 89,702
White 73,668 501 73,167
Black 12,050 338 11,712
Latino 4,983 34 4,949


[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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