Davidson County, Tennessee

According to the 2000 Census, Davidson County, Tennessee has a population of 569,891 people. Of those, 381,783 (67%) are White, 147,696 (26%) are Black, and 26,091 (5%) are Latino[1]. However, 5,843 (or 1% of the 569,891 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 Davidson County a population of 564,048 with a demographic that is 67% White, 26% Black, and 5% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 569,891 5,843 564,048
White 381,783 2,563 379,220
Black 147,696 3,107 144,589
Latino 26,091 147 25,944


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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    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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