2015 Black Population: 46.3 million, 14.4% of USA

In 2015 US Census Bureau estimated 46,282,080 African Americans in the United States meaning that 14.3% of the total American population of 321.4 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 42.6 million African Americans or 13.3% of the total population.  SEE MORE POPULATION DETAILS

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 Black Population of Georgia
In Georgia 30% of the voting-aged population is African American and 36% of that population are Millennials...
Texas Black Demographics
In Texas 12% of the voting-aged population is African American and 37% of that population are Millennials...
Politics and the African American Community
African Americans have a history in both major political parties of the United States. See where Black Americans...
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...
Flint, Michigan Demographics
Flint has deteriorated since the 1960s due to racial tension, factory closings (80,000 jobs lost), and depopulation. Flints remaining...
Black Owned Businesses

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

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,,,

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...
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...