Garfield County, Colorado

According to the 2000 Census, Garfield County, Colorado has a population of 43,791 people. Of those, 39,394 (91%) are White, 196 (456%) are Black, and 7,300 (16%) are Latino[1]. However, 233 (or 1% of the 43,791 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 Garfield County a population of 43,558 with a demographic that is 90% White, 0% Black, and 17% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 43,791 233 43,558
White 39,394 180 39,214
Black 196 40 156
Latino 7,300 59 7,241


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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  • Feb 21, 2019:
    Volunteer Attorney Stephen Raher will be presenting his paper “The Company Store and the Literally Captive Market: Consumer Law in Prisons and Jails” at the Consumer Law Conference at Berkeley Law School. The paper will be presented and discussed at 4:00pm.

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