2012 Black Population: 44.5 million, 14.2% of USA

In 2012 US Census Bureau estimated 44,456,009 African Americans in the United States meaning that 14.1% of the total American population of 313.9 Million is Black. This includes those who identify as ‘Black Only’ and as ‘Black in combination with another race’. The ‘Black Only’ category totaled 41.2 million African Americans or 13.1% of the total U.S population.


Interesting Facts About the African American Population

What is the Black Population in Every State?
Find which states have the highest Black population and which states have the highest and lowest....
The Subject of Black Poverty in America
The poverty rate for all African Americans in 2011 was 28.1% which is an increase from 25.5% in 2005.  Actually the poverty rate...
The Black Church
Although African Americans are considered the most religious in America, many things have changed...
Stopped, Searched, & Arrested
Are African Americans more likely to be searched? And what about incarceration?
Politics and the African American Community
African Americans have a history in both major political parties of the United States. See where Black Americans really stand in...
Middle Class
There has been a Black middle class in America since before emancipation from slavery. However in those times it only consisted of...
Marriage in Black America
It is a widely held belief that black women are the least likely to marry than any other women in America. But after viewing...
Education and the Black Community
The average number of African Americans that have at least a bachelor’s degree increased...
Black Owned Businesses

In 2007 nearly 4 in 10 black-owned businesses operated in the health care and social assistance; and...

African Americans in Metropolitan Atlanta
It has often been stated that Atlanta is the Black Mecca. Find out more about this area...
African American Housing Statistics
The percentage of Black homeowners decreased between 2005 and 2011 from 46% to 43%. These means more than half of all...
Abortion and African Americans

Are African Americans overrepresented when it comes to the number of abortions performed? African American women have 30% of all abortions* but according to,,,