Breckinridge County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Breckinridge County, Kentucky has a population of 18,648 people. Of those, 17,872 (96%) are White, 534 (3%) are Black, and 134 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 149 (or 1% of the 18,648 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 Breckinridge County a population of 18,499 with a demographic that is 96% White, 3% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 18,648 149 18,499
White 17,872 113 17,759
Black 534 32 502
Latino 134 3 131


[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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