Black Population in US:
47.8 million, 14.6%

In 2018 US Census Bureau estimated 47,841,851 African Americans in the United States which is 14.6% of the total American population of 327.2 Million. This includes those who identify as ‘Black Only’ and as ‘Black in combination with another race’.

Black Population in US breakdown

  • 47,841,851 or 14.6%: Black Only and in combination with another race
  • 43,804,319 or 13.4%: Black Only
  • 44,085,665 or 13.5%: ‘Black Only’ and ‘in combination with another race’ (non-Hispanic)
  • 40,902,223 or 12.5%: Black Only (non-Hispanic)