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Webster County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Webster County, Kentucky has a population of 14,120 people. Of those, 13,220 (93%) are White, 660 (4%) are Black, and 268 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 73 (or 1% of the 14,120 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 Webster County a population of 14,047 with a demographic that is 94% White, 5% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 14,120 73 14,047
White 13,220 55 13,165
Black 660 15 645
Latino 268 5 263


[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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