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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin

According to the 2000 Census, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin has a population of 112,646 people. Of those, 104,438 (93%) are White, 1,224 (1%) are Black, and 3,789 (3%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,448 (or 1% of the 112,646 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 Sheboygan County a population of 111,198 with a demographic that is 93% White, 1% Black, and 3% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 112,646 1,448 111,198
White 104,438 725 103,713
Black 1,224 661 563
Latino 3,789 113 3,676


Notes:

[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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