New Kent County, Virginia

According to the 2000 Census, New Kent County, Virginia has a population of 13,462 people. Of those, 10,805 (80%) are White, 2,181 (16%) are Black, and 176 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 316 (or 2% of the 13,462 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 New Kent County a population of 13,146 with a demographic that is 81% White, 15% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 13,462 316 13,146
White 10,805 112 10,693
Black 2,181 200 1,981
Latino 176 2 174


[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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