Goochland County, Virginia

According to the 2000 Census, Goochland County, Virginia has a population of 16,863 people. Of those, 12,261 (75%) are White, 4,324 (25%) are Black, and 144 (900%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,074 (or 6% of the 16,863 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 Goochland County a population of 15,789 with a demographic that is 76% White, 23% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 16,863 1,074 15,789
White 12,261 315 11,946
Black 4,324 756 3,568
Latino 144 3 141


[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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