The US Census Bureau estimated that there were 43.8 million people in the United States that identify as Black or African American alone in 2018, representing 13.4% 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 (3,673,855), followed by Florida (3,600,121), and then New York (3,447,729).
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.