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Hoke County, North Carolina

According to the 2000 Census, Hoke County, North Carolina has a population of 33,646 people. Of those, 14,982 (42%) are White, 12,664 (36%) are Black, and 2,415 (6%) are Latino[1]. However, 940 (or 3% of the 33,646 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 Hoke County a population of 32,706 with a demographic that is 45% White, 37% Black, and 7% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 33,646 940 32,706
White 14,982 297 14,685
Black 12,664 570 12,094
Latino 2,415 14 2,401


[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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