According to the 2000 Census, Martinsville city, Virginia has a population of 15,416 people. Of those, 8,537 (53%) are White, 6,559 (40%) are Black, and 358 (2%) are Latino. However, 110 (or 1% of the 15,416 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.
A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Martinsville city a population of 15,306 with a demographic that is 56% White, 42% Black, and 2% Latino.