Clare County, Michigan

According to the 2000 Census, Clare County, Michigan has a population of 31,252 people. Of those, 30,427 (97%) are White, 102 (329%) are Black, and 340 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 175 (or 1% of the 31,252 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 Clare County a population of 31,077 with a demographic that is 97% White, 0% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 31,252 175 31,077
White 30,427 133 30,294
Black 102 40 62
Latino 340 3 337


Notes:

[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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  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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