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

According to the US Census Bureau estimates, 374,783 (8.40%) of the 4,464,273 Kentucky 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 Kentucky. 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.

Jefferson County had the highest number of African Americans (170,702), and African Americans constituted 22.21% of the county's population. Other counties with high number of African Americans include: Fayette County (49,947) - 15.48% of the county's population, and Christian County (15,617) - 21.99% 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.
Kentucky Black Population By County, 2018
See also population estimate for other years:
Table of Kentucky's Black Population by County in 2018
Black Population
% Black
Adair 556 2.9%
Allen 247 1.17%
Anderson 494 2.18%
Ballard 279 3.51%
Barren 1,817 4.12%
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