Johnson County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Johnson County, Kentucky has a population of 23,445 people. Of those, 23,126 (99%) are White, 59 (0%) are Black, and 143 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 123 (or 1% of the 23,445 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 Johnson County a population of 23,322 with a demographic that is 99% White, 0% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 23,445 123 23,322
White 23,126 102 23,024
Black 59 19 40
Latino 143 0 143


[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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