Caddo Parish, Louisiana

According to the 2000 Census, Caddo Parish, Louisiana has a population of 252,161 people. Of those, 133,424 (53%) are White, 112,483 (45%) are Black, and 3,750 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,800 (or 1% of the 252,161 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 Caddo Parish a population of 250,361 with a demographic that is 53% White, 44% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 252,161 1,800 250,361
White 133,424 477 132,947
Black 112,483 1,303 111,180
Latino 3,750 19 3,731


[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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