Carbon County, Wyoming

According to the 2000 Census, Carbon County, Wyoming has a population of 15,639 people. Of those, 14,092 (90%) are White, 105 (1%) are Black, and 2,163 (14%) are Latino[1]. However, 870 (or 6% of the 15,639 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 Carbon County a population of 14,769 with a demographic that is 91% White, 0% Black, and 14% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 15,639 870 14,769
White 14,092 725 13,367
Black 105 58 47
Latino 2,163 96 2,067


[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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