Jackson County, Wisconsin

According to the 2000 Census, Jackson County, Wisconsin has a population of 19,100 people. Of those, 17,109 (90%) are White, 433 (2%) are Black, and 357 (2%) are Latino[1]. However, 953 (or 5% of the 19,100 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 Jackson County a population of 18,147 with a demographic that is 91% White, 1% Black, and 2% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 19,100 953 18,147
White 17,109 550 16,559
Black 433 339 94
Latino 357 39 318


[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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