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 Data||Black||Total State|
|Median household income||$38,190||$51,340|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher||20.1%||27.3%|
|Family poverty rate||19.7%||10.9%|
|Percentage households Married-couple families||26.7%||48.5%|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates