Lee County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Lee County, Kentucky has a population of 7,916 people. Of those, 7,528 (95%) are White, 300 (4%) are Black, and 29 (0%) are Latino[1]. However, 594 (or 8% of the 7,916 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 Lee County a population of 7,322 with a demographic that is 98% White, 0% Black, and 0% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 7,916 594 7,322
White 7,528 321 7,207
Black 300 265 35
Latino 29 4 25


[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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