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

According to the US Census Bureau estimates, 617,086 (8.96%) of the 6,885,720 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts. 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.

Suffolk County had the highest number of African Americans (198,319), and African Americans constituted 24.67% of the county's population. Other counties with high number of African Americans include: Middlesex County (94,888) - 5.9% of the county's population, and Plymouth County (59,478) - 11.46% 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.

You can see similar information for other states and also by state for the US.

Check the following page to see this information for other racial groups, and also for the different ethnicity groups in the United States.

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Massachusetts Black Population By County, 2018
See also population estimate for other years:
Table of Massachusetts's Black Population by County in 2018
Black Population
% Black
Barnstable 7,153 3.35%
Berkshire 4,445 3.52%
Bristol 32,846 5.82%
Dukes 784 4.49%
Essex 55,840 7.08%
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