California

According to the 2017 Census Bureau the state of California has the 5th largest Black population in the United States with 3,011,021 African Americans making up 8% of the state total.

State DataBlackTotal State
Median household income$48,559$71,805
Bachelor’s degree or higher25.6%33.6%
Family poverty rate15.6%9.6%
Percentage households Married-couple families27.1%49.6%
Homeowner rate34.0%54.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

Metropolitan areas in California
(2017 US census estimate Black alone)

Metropolitan AreaBlack Population

Los Angeles

882,243

San Francisco-Oakland

346,781

Riverside-San Bernardino

327,634

Sacramento

160,271

San Diego

164,571

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

61,752

Fresno, CA

47,715

Get the Complete California African American Population Report

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