Hardin County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Hardin County, Kentucky has a population of 94,174 people. Of those, 77,217 (82%) are White, 11,178 (12%) are Black, and 3,159 (3%) are Latino[1]. However, 570 (or 1% of the 94,174 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 Hardin County a population of 93,604 with a demographic that is 82% White, 12% Black, and 3% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 94,174 570 93,604
White 77,217 335 76,882
Black 11,178 202 10,976
Latino 3,159 27 3,132


[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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  • Feb 21, 2019:
    Volunteer Attorney Stephen Raher will be presenting his paper “The Company Store and the Literally Captive Market: Consumer Law in Prisons and Jails” at the Consumer Law Conference at Berkeley Law School. The paper will be presented and discussed at 4:00pm.

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