Edgefield County, South Carolina

According to the 2000 Census, Edgefield County, South Carolina has a population of 24,595 people. Of those, 13,962 (54%) are White, 10,209 (42%) are Black, and 503 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 2,413 (or 10% of the 24,595 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 Edgefield County a population of 22,182 with a demographic that is 60% White, 39% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 24,595 2,413 22,182
White 13,962 703 13,259
Black 10,209 1,669 8,540
Latino 503 191 312


Notes:

[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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  • Feb 21, 2019:
    Volunteer Attorney Stephen Raher will be presenting his paper “The Company Store and the Literally Captive Market: Consumer Law in Prisons and Jails” at the Consumer Law Conference at Berkeley Law School. The paper will be presented and discussed at 4:00pm.

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