Morgan County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Morgan County, Kentucky has a population of 13,948 people. Of those, 13,193 (95%) are White, 611 (4%) are Black, and 85 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,664 (or 12% of the 13,948 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 Morgan County a population of 12,284 with a demographic that is 99% White, 0% Black, and 0% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 13,948 1,664 12,284
White 13,193 1,012 12,181
Black 611 593 18
Latino 85 34 51


[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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