Centre County, Pennsylvania

According to the 2000 Census, Centre County, Pennsylvania has a population of 135,758 people. Of those, 124,134 (92%) are White, 3,544 (2%) are Black, and 2,243 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 2,071 (or 2% of the 135,758 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 Centre County a population of 133,687 with a demographic that is 92% White, 2% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 135,758 2,071 133,687
White 124,134 867 123,267
Black 3,544 1,028 2,516
Latino 2,243 166 2,077


[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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