Number of People in US State and Federal Prisons by Age, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Number of People in the US Serving Time in State and Federal Prisons, by age, sex, race, and Latinx ethnicity, on December 31, 2015
Total Malea White Non-Latinoc Black Non-Latinoc Latino Otherb,c
1,371,879 446,700 501,300 301,500 122,400
Total Femalea White Non-Latinac Black Non-Latinac Latina Otherb,c
104,968 52,700 21,700 17,900 12,700
Total All Gendersa,d White Non-Latinxc Black Non-Latinxc Latinx Otherb,c
1,476,847 499,400 523,000 319,400 135,100

Note: Counts based on prisoners with a sentence of more than 1 year under the jurisdiction of state or federal correctional officials. Missing data were imputed for Illinois and Nevada.
a/Detail may not sum to total due to rounding, inmates age 17 or younger, and missing race/Hispanic origin data.
b/Includes American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, and persons identifying two or more races.
c/Excludes persons of Latinx origin.
d/Includes persons age 17 or younger.
Sources: Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Prisoner Statistics Program, 2014; Federal Justice Statistics Program, 2014; National Corrections Reporting Program, 2013; Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 2004; and U.S. Census Bureau, resident population estimates for January 1, 2015.