2018 Black Population: 47.8 million, 14.6% of USA

In 2018 US Census Bureau estimated 47,841,851 African Americans in the United States meaning that 14.6% of the total American population of 327.2 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 43.8 million African Americans or 13.4% of the total population.

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