Hampshire County, West Virginia

According to the 2000 Census, Hampshire County, West Virginia has a population of 20,203 people. Of those, 19,807 (98%) are White, 167 (1%) are Black, and 112 (1%) are Latino[1]. However, 109 (or 1% of the 20,203 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 Hampshire County a population of 20,094 with a demographic that is 98% White, 1% Black, and 1% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 20,203 109 20,094
White 19,807 93 19,714
Black 167 15 152
Latino 112 1 111


[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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