Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

According to the 2000 Census, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania has a population of 150,336 people. Of those, 145,249 (97%) are White, 3,147 (2%) are Black, and 1,671 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 4,585 (or 3% of the 150,336 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 Schuylkill County a population of 145,751 with a demographic that is 98% White, 1% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 150,336 4,585 145,751
White 145,249 1,945 143,304
Black 3,147 2,401 746
Latino 1,671 605 1,066


[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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