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

According to the US Census Bureau estimates, 1,157,504 (17.08%) of the 6,778,180 Tennessee 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 Tennessee. 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.

Shelby County had the highest number of African Americans (508,109), and African Americans constituted 54.21% of the county's population. Other counties with high number of African Americans include: Davidson County (191,551) - 27.71% of the county's population, and Hamilton County (70,891) - 19.44% 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.
Tennessee Black Population By County, 2018
See also population estimate for other years:
Table of Tennessee's Black Population by County in 2018
Black Population
% Black
Anderson 3,050 4%
Bedford 4,183 8.51%
Benton 396 2.44%
Bledsoe 1,115 7.51%
Blount 4,003 3.04%
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