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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 DataBlackTotal State
Median household income$36,755$62,992
Bachelor’s degree or higher21.1%34.4%
Family poverty rate22.7%9.0%
Percentage households Married-couple families21.7%47.4%
Homeowner rate38.0%66.2%

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

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