US Black Population By State, 2018
Updated on December 2, 2021.

The US Census Bureau estimated that there were 43,857,361 people in the United States that identify as Black or African American alone in 2018, representing 13.42% of the total population of the United States in 2018. We dig into this data to find the state level number of the US population that identify as Black or African American alone. Texas was the state with the highest number of Black or African Americans (3,689,734), followed by Florida (3,603,310), and then New York (3,439,040).

Hover over the states to see the number and percentage of the black population for each state. The data can also be found in a table below. You can use the table to sort, filter, and explore the data further. You can also find links to the county level population for each state below.

US Black Population By State, 2018
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See also Population estimate for other years:
Table of Black Population in the United States by State
State
Black Population
% Black
Alabama 1,312,093 26.82%
Alaska 27,507 3.73%
Arizona 367,827 5.13%
Arkansas 473,381 15.72%
California 2,551,709 6.47%
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