Buckingham County, Virginia

According to the 2000 Census, Buckingham County, Virginia has a population of 15,623 people. Of those, 9,235 (60%) are White, 6,102 (40%) are Black, and 126 (840%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,992 (or 13% of the 15,623 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 Buckingham County a population of 13,631 with a demographic that is 62% White, 36% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 15,623 1,992 13,631
White 9,235 721 8,514
Black 6,102 1,261 4,841
Latino 126 10 116


[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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