Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

According to the 2000 Census, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania has a population of 750,097 people. Of those, 648,510 (86%) are White, 55,969 (7%) are Black, and 15,300 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 5,011 (or 1% of the 750,097 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 Montgomery County a population of 745,086 with a demographic that is 87% White, 7% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 750,097 5,011 745,086
White 648,510 1,072 647,438
Black 55,969 3,481 52,488
Latino 15,300 514 14,786


Notes:

[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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