Liberty County, Florida

According to the 2000 Census, Liberty County, Florida has a population of 7,021 people. Of those, 5,365 (71%) are White, 1,294 (14%) are Black, and 316 (4%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,337 (or 19% of the 7,021 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 Liberty County a population of 5,684 with a demographic that is 84% White, 11% Black, and 3% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 7,021 1,337 5,684
White 5,365 571 4,794
Black 1,294 678 616
Latino 316 144 172


[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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