Calhoun County, Iowa

According to the 2000 Census, Calhoun County, Iowa has a population of 11,115 people. Of those, 10,899 (98%) are White, 77 (1%) are Black, and 100 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 408 (or 4% of the 11,115 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 Calhoun County a population of 10,707 with a demographic that is 99% White, 0% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 11,115 408 10,707
White 10,899 306 10,593
Black 77 64 13
Latino 100 22 78


[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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