Guadalupe County, New Mexico

According to the 2000 Census, Guadalupe County, New Mexico has a population of 4,680 people. Of those, 2,530 (50%) are White, 62 (1%) are Black, and 3,801 (75%) are Latino[1]. However, 489 (or 10% of the 4,680 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 Guadalupe County a population of 4,191 with a demographic that is 52% White, 0% Black, and 84% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 4,680 489 4,191
White 2,530 367 2,163
Black 62 49 13
Latino 3,801 289 3,512


Notes:

[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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  • Feb 21, 2019:
    Volunteer Attorney Stephen Raher will be presenting his paper “The Company Store and the Literally Captive Market: Consumer Law in Prisons and Jails” at the Consumer Law Conference at Berkeley Law School. The paper will be presented and discussed at 4:00pm.

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