According to the 2000 Census, Dona Ana County, New Mexico has a population of 174,682 people. Of those, 118,478 (68%) are White, 2,723 (1%) are Black, and 110,665 (63%) are Latino. However, 1,658 (or 1% of the 174,682 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.
A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Dona Ana County a population of 173,024 with a demographic that is 68% White, 2% Black, and 63% Latino.