Bronx County, New York

According to the 2000 Census, Bronx County, New York has a population of 1,332,650 people. Of those, 398,003 (39%) are White, 475,007 (47%) are Black, and 644,705 (64%) are Latino[1]. However, 13,735 (or 1% of the 1,332,650 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 Bronx County a population of 1,318,915 with a demographic that is 30% White, 35% Black, and 49% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 1,332,650 13,735 1,318,915
White 398,003 1,791 396,212
Black 475,007 8,442 466,565
Latino 644,705 3,866 640,839


[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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  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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