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Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

According to the 2000 Census, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana has a population of 183,577 people. Of those, 135,107 (74%) are White, 44,025 (24%) are Black, and 2,463 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,205 (or 1% of the 183,577 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 Calcasieu Parish a population of 182,372 with a demographic that is 74% White, 24% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 183,577 1,205 182,372
White 135,107 456 134,651
Black 44,025 737 43,288
Latino 2,463 42 2,421


[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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