Wayne County, New York

According to the 2000 Census, Wayne County, New York has a population of 93,765 people. Of those, 87,954 (94%) are White, 3,044 (3%) are Black, and 2,263 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 674 (or 1% of the 93,765 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 Wayne County a population of 93,091 with a demographic that is 94% White, 3% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 93,765 674 93,091
White 87,954 265 87,689
Black 3,044 326 2,718
Latino 2,263 166 2,097


[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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