Chicot County, Arkansas

According to the 2000 Census, Chicot County, Arkansas has a population of 14,117 people. Of those, 6,104 (43%) are White, 7,617 (54%) are Black, and 407 (3%) are Latino[1]. However, 535 (or 4% of the 14,117 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 Chicot County a population of 13,582 with a demographic that is 43% White, 54% Black, and 3% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 14,117 535 13,582
White 6,104 214 5,890
Black 7,617 313 7,304
Latino 407 5 402


[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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