Rockcastle County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Rockcastle County, Kentucky has a population of 16,582 people. Of those, 16,385 (99%) are White, 23 (0%) are Black, and 102 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 90 (or 1% of the 16,582 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 Rockcastle County a population of 16,492 with a demographic that is 99% White, 0% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 16,582 90 16,492
White 16,385 78 16,307
Black 23 11 12
Latino 102 1 101


[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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