Christian County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Christian County, Kentucky has a population of 72,265 people. Of those, 50,529 (70%) are White, 17,148 (24%) are Black, and 3,494 (5%) are Latino[1]. However, 383 (or 1% of the 72,265 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 Christian County a population of 71,882 with a demographic that is 70% White, 24% Black, and 5% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 72,265 383 71,882
White 50,529 186 50,343
Black 17,148 189 16,959
Latino 3,494 8 3,486


[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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