Lincoln County, Georgia

According to the 2000 Census, Lincoln County, Georgia has a population of 8,348 people. Of those, 5,364 (63%) are White, 2,869 (25%) are Black, and 81 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 72 (or 1% of the 8,348 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 8,276 with a demographic that is 64% White, 34% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 8,348 72 8,276
White 5,364 34 5,330
Black 2,869 31 2,838
Latino 81 12 69


[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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  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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