Issaquena County, Mississippi

According to the 2000 Census, Issaquena County, Mississippi has a population of 2,274 people. Of those, 826 (36%) are White, 1,427 (63%) are Black, and 10 (0%) are Latino[1]. However, 263 (or 12% of the 2,274 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 Issaquena County a population of 2,011 with a demographic that is 38% White, 61% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 2,274 263 2,011
White 826 69 757
Black 1,427 194 1,233
Latino 10 0 10


[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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