Marshall County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Marshall County, Kentucky has a population of 30,125 people. Of those, 29,694 (97%) are White, 37 (123%) are Black, and 229 (763%) are Latino[1]. However, 175 (or 1% of the 30,125 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 Marshall County a population of 29,950 with a demographic that is 99% White, 0% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 30,125 175 29,950
White 29,694 151 29,543
Black 37 24 13
Latino 229 0 229


[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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