According to the 2017 Census Bureau the state of Illinois has the 7th largest Black population in the United States with 1,999,831 African Americans making up 16% of the state total.
|State Data||Black||Total State|
|Median household income||$36,755||$62,992|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher||21.1%||34.4%|
|Family poverty rate||22.7%||9.0%|
|Percentage households Married-couple families||21.7%||47.4%|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates