Arkansas Black Population By County, 2018
Updated on December 2, 2021.

According to the US Census Bureau estimates, 473,381 (15.72%) of the 3,012,161 Arkansas population in 2018 identified as Black or African American alone.

In the map below, we show the specific number of Blacks or African Americans per county in Arkansas. We also show the percentage of the population of each county that are African American and the gender percentages of the African American population when you interact with the map.

Pulaski County had the highest number of African Americans (147,543), and African Americans constituted 37.62% of the county's population. Other counties with high number of African Americans include: Jefferson County (39,006) - 57.16% of the county's population, and Crittenden County (26,238) - 54.25% of the county's population.

The data can also be found in the table below. You can use the table to sort, filter, and explore the data further.

Hover/Click on the counties to see the values.
Arkansas Black Population By County, 2018
See also population estimate for other years:
Table of Arkansas's Black Population by County in 2018
Black Population
% Black
Arkansas 4,443 24.99%
Ashley 4,980 24.85%
Baxter 167 0.4%
Benton 5,523 2.03%
Boone 156 0.42%
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