Miller County, Arkansas

According to the 2000 Census, Miller County, Arkansas has a population of 40,443 people. Of those, 29,935 (73%) are White, 9,297 (23%) are Black, and 641 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 593 (or 1% of the 40,443 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 Miller County a population of 39,850 with a demographic that is 74% White, 23% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 40,443 593 39,850
White 29,935 380 29,555
Black 9,297 209 9,088
Latino 641 4 637


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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    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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