Liberty County, Texas

According to the 2000 Census, Liberty County, Texas has a population of 70,154 people. Of those, 55,355 (79%) are White, 8,996 (13%) are Black, and 7,660 (11%) are Latino[1]. However, 4,682 (or 7% of the 70,154 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 Liberty County a population of 65,472 with a demographic that is 82% White, 10% Black, and 10% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 70,154 4,682 65,472
White 55,355 1,822 53,533
Black 8,996 2,280 6,716
Latino 7,660 928 6,732


[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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