Simpson County, Kentucky

According to the 2000 Census, Simpson County, Kentucky has a population of 16,405 people. Of those, 14,410 (88%) are White, 1,676 (10%) are Black, and 150 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 100 (or 1% of the 16,405 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 Simpson County a population of 16,305 with a demographic that is 88% White, 10% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 16,405 100 16,305
White 14,410 63 14,347
Black 1,676 37 1,639
Latino 150 0 150


[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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