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

According to the US Census Bureau estimates, 1,128,789 (37.84%) of the 2,982,879 Mississippi 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 Mississippi. 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.

Hinds County had the highest number of African Americans (171,772), and African Americans constituted 72.83% of the county's population. Other counties with high number of African Americans include: Harrison County (53,297) - 25.83% of the county's population, and DeSoto County (52,935) - 29.02% 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.
Mississippi Black Population By County, 2018
See also population estimate for other years:
Table of Mississippi's Black Population by County in 2018
Black Population
% Black
Adams 16,654 53.3%
Alcorn 4,612 12.51%
Amite 4,999 40.57%
Attala 7,949 43.37%
Benton 2,910 35.34%
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