Black Population by State

Though the term “African Americans” was historically used to denote the descendants of those who came to America as slaves, the phrase “black Americans” is used to describe anyone with African ancestry, no matter when their ancestors came to the United States. Interestingly, around 95% of African immigrants do not wish to be identified as “African American,” but as their respective ethnicity.

According to the 2020 United States Census, about 14.2% of the United States population is black. These percentages have increased since the 2010 Census when the black population was 11.7% of all Americans. The largest increase was seen by North Dakota, which experienced a 211.2% increase in its black population.

Learn for yourself how the black population has changed by state by browsing the data in the charts.

Black Population by State

Alabama - Black Population

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BLACK POPULATIONhelp

1,296,162

#14 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

5,039,877

#24 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

3,220,452

#24 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

264,047

#32 in the US

Alaska - Black Population

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21,898

#45 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

732,673

#49 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

435,392

#50 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

49,824

#45 in the US

Arizona - Black Population

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33,915

#40 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

7,276,316

#14 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

4,322,337

#20 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

2,192,253

#6 in the US

Arkansas - Black Population

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453,783

#21 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

3,025,891

#34 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

2,114,512

#33 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

256,847

#33 in the US

California - Black Population

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2,237,044

#5 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

39,237,836

#1 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

16,296,122

#1 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

15,579,652

#1 in the US

Colorado - Black Population

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234,828

#29 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

5,812,069

#21 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

4,082,927

#21 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

1,263,390

#8 in the US

Connecticut - Black Population

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388,675

#23 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

3,605,597

#29 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

2,395,128

#31 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

623,293

#18 in the US

Delaware - Black Population

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218,899

#30 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,003,384

#46 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

597,763

#46 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

104,290

#41 in the US

District of Columbia - Black Population

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28,581

#41 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

670,050

#50 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

273,194

#52 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

77,652

#42 in the US

Florida - Black Population

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3,246,381

#3 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

21,781,128

#3 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

12,422,961

#3 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

5,697,240

#3 in the US

Georgia - Black Population

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3,320,513

#2 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

10,799,566

#8 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

5,555,483

#10 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

1,123,457

#9 in the US

Hawaii - Black Population

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23,417

#44 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,441,553

#41 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

333,261

#51 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

138,923

#39 in the US

Idaho - Black Population

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15,726

#48 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,900,923

#39 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

1,510,360

#38 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

239,407

#34 in the US

Illinois - Black Population

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1,808,271

#8 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

12,671,469

#6 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

7,868,227

#7 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

2,337,410

#5 in the US

Indiana - Black Population

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648,513

#19 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

6,805,985

#17 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

5,241,795

#11 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

554,191

#21 in the US

Iowa - Black Population

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131,972

#32 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

3,193,079

#32 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

2,694,521

#27 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

215,986

#36 in the US

Kansas - Black Population

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168,809

#31 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

2,934,582

#36 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

2,222,462

#32 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

382,603

#27 in the US

Kentucky - Black Population

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362,417

#25 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

4,509,394

#26 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

3,711,254

#22 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

207,854

#37 in the US

Louisiana - Black Population

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1,464,023

#11 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

4,624,047

#25 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

2,657,652

#28 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

322,549

#30 in the US

Maine - Black Population

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25,752

#43 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,372,247

#43 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

1,237,041

#39 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

26,609

#50 in the US

Maryland - Black Population

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1,820,472

#7 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

6,165,129

#19 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

3,007,874

#26 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

729,745

#17 in the US

Massachusetts - Black Population

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494,029

#20 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

6,984,723

#15 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

4,896,037

#16 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

887,685

#16 in the US

Michigan - Black Population

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1,376,579

#13 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

10,050,811

#10 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

7,444,974

#8 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

564,422

#20 in the US

Minnesota - Black Population

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398,434

#22 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

5,707,390

#22 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

4,423,146

#19 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

345,640

#29 in the US

Mississippi - Black Population

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1,084,481

#18 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

2,949,965

#35 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

1,658,893

#34 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

105,220

#40 in the US

Missouri - Black Population

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69,984

#35 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

6,168,187

#18 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

4,740,335

#17 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

303,068

#31 in the US

Montana - Black Population

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5,484

#50 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,104,271

#44 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

916,524

#42 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

45,199

#46 in the US

Nebraska - Black Population

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96,535

#33 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,963,692

#38 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

1,538,052

#37 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

234,715

#35 in the US

Nevada - Black Population

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304,739

#27 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

3,143,991

#33 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

1,588,463

#36 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

890,257

#15 in the US

New Hampshire - Black Population

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20,127

#46 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,388,992

#42 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

1,216,203

#40 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

59,454

#43 in the US

New Jersey - Black Population

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1,219,770

#16 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

9,267,130

#11 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

5,112,280

#14 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

2,002,575

#7 in the US

New Mexico - Black Population

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45,904

#38 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

2,115,877

#37 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

1,078,937

#41 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

1,010,811

#13 in the US

New York - Black Population

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2,986,172

#4 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

19,835,913

#4 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

11,143,349

#4 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

3,948,032

#4 in the US

North Carolina - Black Population

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2,140,217

#6 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

10,551,162

#9 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

6,488,459

#9 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

1,118,596

#10 in the US

North Dakota - Black Population

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26,783

#42 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

774,948

#48 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

645,938

#45 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

33,412

#49 in the US

Ohio - Black Population

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1,478,781

#10 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

11,780,017

#7 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

9,080,688

#6 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

521,308

#22 in the US

Oklahoma - Black Population

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289,961

#28 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

3,986,639

#28 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

2,514,885

#30 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

471,931

#25 in the US

Oregon - Black Population

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82,655

#34 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

4,246,155

#27 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

3,169,096

#25 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

588,757

#19 in the US

Pennsylvania - Black Population

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1,423,169

#12 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

12,964,056

#5 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

9,750,687

#5 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

1,049,615

#12 in the US

Rhode Island - Black Population

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62,168

#37 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,095,610

#45 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

782,920

#43 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

182,101

#38 in the US

South Carolina - Black Population

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1,280,531

#15 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

5,190,705

#23 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

3,243,442

#23 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

352,838

#28 in the US

South Dakota - Black Population

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17,842

#47 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

895,376

#47 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

715,336

#44 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

38,741

#47 in the US

Tennessee - Black Population

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1,092,948

#17 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

6,975,218

#16 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

4,990,938

#15 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

479,187

#24 in the US

Texas - Black Population

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3,552,997

#1 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

29,527,941

#2 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

14,609,365

#2 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

11,441,717

#2 in the US

Utah - Black Population

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40,058

#39 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

3,337,975

#30 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

2,573,413

#29 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

492,912

#23 in the US

Vermont - Black Population

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9,034

#49 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

645,570

#51 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

577,751

#47 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

15,504

#51 in the US

Virginia - Black Population

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1,607,581

#9 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

8,642,274

#12 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

5,208,856

#12 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

908,749

#14 in the US

Washington - Black Population

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307,565

#26 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

7,738,692

#13 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

5,130,920

#13 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

1,059,213

#11 in the US

West Virginia - Black Population

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65,813

#36 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

1,782,959

#40 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

1,610,749

#35 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

34,827

#48 in the US

Wisconsin - Black Population

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376,256

#24 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

5,895,908

#20 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

4,737,545

#18 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

447,290

#26 in the US

Wyoming - Black Population

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5,232

#51 in the US

TOTAL POPULATIONhelp

578,803

#52 in the US

WHITE POPULATIONhelp

488,374

#49 in the US

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATIONhelp

59,046

#44 in the US

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#52 in the US

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#53 in the US

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#52 in the US