According to the 2000 Census, Chippewa County, Michigan has a population of 38,543 people. Of those, 29,247 (76%) are White, 2,127 (5%) are Black, and 599 (1%) are Latino. However, 4,804 (or 12% of the 38,543 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.
A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Chippewa County a population of 33,739 with a demographic that is 80% White, 0% Black, and 1% Latino.