Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

According to the 2000 Census, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota has a population of 22,330 people. Of those, 20,890 (91%) are White, 60 (273%) are Black, and 214 (973%) are Latino[1]. However, 138 (or 1% of the 22,330 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 Mille Lacs County a population of 22,192 with a demographic that is 94% White, 0% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 22,330 138 22,192
White 20,890 99 20,791
Black 60 7 53
Latino 214 4 210


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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