According to the 2000 Census, Bee County, Texas has a population of 32,359 people. Of those, 21,957 (66%) are White, 3,203 (9%) are Black, and 17,450 (53%) are Latino. However, 7,181 (or 22% of the 32,359 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.
A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Bee County a population of 25,178 with a demographic that is 77% White, 2% Black, and 58% Latino.