Jefferson County, Oklahoma

According to the 2000 Census, Jefferson County, Oklahoma has a population of 6,818 people. Of those, 5,941 (87%) are White, 47 (1%) are Black, and 478 (7%) are Latino[1]. However, 191 (or 3% of the 6,818 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 Jefferson County a population of 6,627 with a demographic that is 89% White, 0% Black, and 7% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 6,818 191 6,627
White 5,941 67 5,874
Black 47 26 21
Latino 478 39 439


[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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