Sherburne County, Minnesota

According to the 2000 Census, Sherburne County, Minnesota has a population of 64,417 people. Of those, 62,308 (97%) are White, 550 (1%) are Black, and 709 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 940 (or 1% of the 64,417 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 Sherburne County a population of 63,477 with a demographic that is 97% White, 0% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 64,417 940 63,477
White 62,308 449 61,859
Black 550 303 247
Latino 709 87 622


[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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