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

According to the US Census Bureau estimates, 2,311,259 (22.24%) of the 10,391,358 North Carolina 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 North Carolina. 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.

Mecklenburg County had the highest number of African Americans (360,912), and African Americans constituted 32.93% of the county's population. Other counties with high number of African Americans include: Wake County (229,302) - 20.99% of the county's population, and Guilford County (187,829) - 35.22% 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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North Carolina Black Population By County, 2018
See also population estimate for other years:
Table of North Carolina's Black Population by County in 2018
Black Population
% Black
Alamance 34,628 20.8%
Alexander 2,209 5.93%
Alleghany 206 1.85%
Anson 11,853 48.41%
Ashe 251 0.93%
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