Wakulla County, Florida

According to the 2000 Census, Wakulla County, Florida has a population of 22,863 people. Of those, 19,684 (86%) are White, 2,631 (9%) are Black, and 443 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,024 (or 4% of the 22,863 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 Wakulla County a population of 21,839 with a demographic that is 88% White, 10% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 22,863 1,024 21,839
White 19,684 470 19,214
Black 2,631 511 2,120
Latino 443 112 331


[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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