Norfolk city, Virginia

According to the 2000 Census, Norfolk city, Virginia has a population of 234,403 people. Of those, 113,358 (48%) are White, 103,387 (44%) are Black, and 8,915 (3%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,473 (or 1% of the 234,403 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 Norfolk city a population of 232,930 with a demographic that is 49% White, 44% Black, and 4% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Incarcerated
population
Actual
population
Total 234,403 1,473 232,930
White 113,358 296 113,062
Black 103,387 1,137 102,250
Latino 8,915 25 8,890


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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