Grayson County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Grayson County, Kentucky has a population of 24,053 people. Of those, 23,634 (96%) are White, 120 (500%) are Black, and 186 (775%) are Latino[1]. However, 150 (or 1% of the 24,053 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 Grayson County a population of 23,903 with a demographic that is 98% White, 0% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 24,053 150 23,903
White 23,634 103 23,531
Black 120 41 79
Latino 186 3 183


[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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