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Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

According to the 2000 Census, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana has a population of 104,503 people. Of those, 77,401 (74%) are White, 18,594 (17%) are Black, and 1,631 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 540 (or 1% of the 104,503 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 Terrebonne Parish a population of 103,963 with a demographic that is 74% White, 18% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 104,503 540 103,963
White 77,401 219 77,182
Black 18,594 282 18,312
Latino 1,631 11 1,620


[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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