Starr County, Texas

According to the 2000 Census, Starr County, Texas has a population of 53,597 people. Of those, 47,120 (89%) are White, 79 (149%) are Black, and 52,278 (98%) are Latino[1]. However, 279 (or 1% of the 53,597 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 Starr County a population of 53,318 with a demographic that is 88% White, 0% Black, and 98% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 53,597 279 53,318
White 47,120 238 46,882
Black 79 3 76
Latino 52,278 271 52,007


[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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