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Limestone County, Alabama

According to the 2000 Census, Limestone County, Alabama has a population of 65,676 people. Of those, 55,029 (85%) are White, 8,752 (12%) are Black, and 1,740 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 2,186 (or 3% of the 65,676 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 Limestone County a population of 63,490 with a demographic that is 85% White, 12% Black, and 3% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 65,676 2,186 63,490
White 55,029 829 54,200
Black 8,752 1,338 7,414
Latino 1,740 15 1,725


[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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