Troup County, Georgia

According to the 2000 Census, Troup County, Georgia has a population of 58,779 people. Of those, 38,676 (66%) are White, 18,734 (31%) are Black, and 1,004 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 489 (or 1% of the 58,779 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 Troup County a population of 58,290 with a demographic that is 66% White, 32% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 58,779 489 58,290
White 38,676 139 38,537
Black 18,734 349 18,385
Latino 1,004 6 998


[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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  • May 15, 2018:
    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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