2014 Black Population: 45.7 million, 14.3% of USA

In 2014 US Census Bureau estimated 45,672,250 African Americans in the United States meaning that 14.3% of the total American population of 318.9 Million is Black. This includes those who identify as ‘Black Only’ and as ‘Black in combination with another race’. The ‘Black Only’ category by itself totaled 42.2 million African Americans or 13.2% of the total population.  SEE POPULATION DETAILS

Interesting Facts About the African American Population

Flint, Michigan Demographics
Flint has deteriorated since the 1960s due to racial tension, factory closings (80,000 jobs lost), and depopulation. Flints remaining...
What is the Black Population in Every State?
Find which states have the highest Black population and which states have the highest and lowest....
Black Owned Businesses

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

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...
Education and the Black Community
The average number of African Americans that have at least a bachelor’s degree increased...
African Americans in Metropolitan Atlanta
It has often been stated that Atlanta is the Black Mecca. Find out more about this area...
Middle Class
There has been a Black middle class in America since before emancipation from slavery. However in those times it only consisted of...
Stopped, Searched, & Arrested
Are African Americans more likely to be searched? And what about incarceration?
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,,,

Politics and the African American Community
African Americans have a history in both major political parties of the United States. See where Black Americans...
Black Women Statistics
According to official estimates from the US Census Bureau the Black female population in the United States was...
The Black Church
Although African Americans are considered the most religious in America, many things have changed...