Cochise County, Arizona

According to the 2000 Census, Cochise County, Arizona has a population of 117,755 people. Of those, 90,269 (77%) are White, 5,321 (5%) are Black, and 36,134 (31%) are Latino[1]. However, 2,395 (or 2% of the 117,755 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 Cochise County a population of 115,360 with a demographic that is 77% White, 4% Black, and 31% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 117,755 2,395 115,360
White 90,269 1,187 89,082
Black 5,321 310 5,011
Latino 36,134 817 35,317


[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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