Baraga County, Michigan

According to the 2000 Census, Baraga County, Michigan has a population of 8,746 people. Of those, 6,875 (75%) are White, 436 (5%) are Black, and 81 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 608 (or 7% of the 8,746 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 Baraga County a population of 8,138 with a demographic that is 83% White, 0% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 8,746 608 8,138
White 6,875 135 6,740
Black 436 422 14
Latino 81 25 56


[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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