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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 percentage of the US population that identify as Black or African American alone. Mississippi was the state with the highest percentage of Black or African American population (37.8%), followed by Louisiana (32.8%), and then Georgia (32.4%).

Hover over the states to see the percentages and the actual numbers of the population. The data can also be found in a table below. You can use the table to sort, filter, and explore the data further.

Hover/Click on the states to see the details.
Source: US Census Bureau (2018 Estimate).
Table of Black Population in the United States by State