Humboldt County, Nevada

According to the 2000 Census, Humboldt County, Nevada has a population of 16,106 people. Of those, 13,401 (81%) are White, 82 (513%) are Black, and 3,040 (19%) are Latino[1]. However, 163 (or 1% of the 16,106 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 Humboldt County a population of 15,943 with a demographic that is 83% White, 0% Black, and 19% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 16,106 163 15,943
White 13,401 108 13,293
Black 82 40 42
Latino 3,040 20 3,020


[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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