Louisiana Black Population By Parish, 2018
Updated on December 2, 2021.

According to the US Census Bureau estimates, 1,530,225 (32.81%) of the 4,664,450 Louisiana 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 Louisiana. 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.

Orleans Parish had the highest number of African Americans (235,804), and African Americans constituted 60.23% of the county's population. Other counties with high number of African Americans include: East Baton Rouge Parish (207,732) - 46.92% of the county's population, and Jefferson Parish (122,151) - 28.1% 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.
Source: US Census Bureau (2018 Census).
Louisiana Black Population By Parish, 2018
See also population estimate for other years:
Table of Louisiana's Black Population by County in 2018
Black Population
% Black
Acadia 11,288 18.11%
Allen 5,768 22.59%
Ascension 29,494 23.6%
Assumption 6,616 29.7%
Avoyelles 12,149 30.06%
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