Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

According to the 2000 Census, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma has a population of 660,448 people. Of those, 465,195 (70%) are White, 99,241 (15%) are Black, and 57,336 (9%) are Latino[1]. However, 5,175 (or 1% of the 660,448 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 Oklahoma County a population of 655,273 with a demographic that is 71% White, 15% Black, and 9% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 660,448 5,175 655,273
White 465,195 2,854 462,341
Black 99,241 1,910 97,331
Latino 57,336 211 57,125


[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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