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According to the 2017 Census Bureau the state of Tennessee has the 17th largest Black population in the United States with 1,217,544 African Americans making up 18% of the state total.

State DataBlackTotal State
Median household income$38,190$51,340
Bachelor’s degree or higher20.1%27.3%
Family poverty rate19.7%10.9%
Percentage households Married-couple families26.7%48.5%
Homeowner rate42.9%65.4%

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

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