Dodge County, Wisconsin

According to the 2000 Census, Dodge County, Wisconsin has a population of 85,897 people. Of those, 81,843 (95%) are White, 2,142 (2%) are Black, and 2,188 (3%) are Latino[1]. However, 4,183 (or 5% of the 85,897 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 Dodge County a population of 81,714 with a demographic that is 98% White, 0% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 85,897 4,183 81,714
White 81,843 2,110 79,733
Black 2,142 1,916 226
Latino 2,188 278 1,910


[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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