Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

According to the 2000 Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma has a population of 65,521 people. Of those, 52,336 (80%) are White, 1,893 (2%) are Black, and 1,544 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 901 (or 1% of the 65,521 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 Pottawatomie County a population of 64,620 with a demographic that is 80% White, 3% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 65,521 901 64,620
White 52,336 439 51,897
Black 1,893 276 1,617
Latino 1,544 44 1,500


[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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