Livingston County, Illinois

According to the 2000 Census, Livingston County, Illinois has a population of 39,678 people. Of those, 36,629 (92%) are White, 2,053 (5%) are Black, and 1,056 (3%) are Latino[1]. However, 2,670 (or 7% of the 39,678 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 Livingston County a population of 37,008 with a demographic that is 97% White, 1% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 39,678 2,670 37,008
White 36,629 810 35,819
Black 2,053 1,727 326
Latino 1,056 251 805


[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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