Distribution of Black Only People in the US

Explore the map and tables to see where people of this ethnic group have settled in the United States by county and state. Ethnic and ancestry information for these tables includes people of partial descent and is based on self identification.

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Black Only

  • KEY
  • 4.7%
  • 9.4%
  • 14.1%
  • 18.8%
  • 28.2%
  • 37.6%
  • 47%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Claiborne County, Mississippi87.41%
2Jefferson County, Mississippi85.9%
3Holmes County, Mississippi83.76%
4Macon County, Alabama82.61%
5Greene County, Alabama79.67%
6Tunica County, Mississippi78.51%
7Coahoma County, Mississippi77.46%
8Petersburg city, Virginia77.21%
9Bullock County, Alabama76.25%
10Humphreys County, Mississippi75.99%
11Allendale County, South Carolina75.69%
12Lowndes County, Alabama74.26%
13Sharkey County, Mississippi73.97%
14Sunflower County, Mississippi73.96%
15Leflore County, Mississippi73.34%
16Maunabo Municipio, Puerto Rico72.93%
17Hancock County, Georgia72.38%
18Patillas Municipio, Puerto Rico72.35%
19Hinds County, Mississippi72.26%
20Noxubee County, Mississippi72.22%

Top Counties by Population of Black Only

# County Population
1Cook County, Illinois1,230,494
2Harris County, Texas875,347
3Kings County, New York847,116
4Los Angeles County, California823,987
5Wayne County, Michigan685,098
6Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania666,047
7Dallas County, Texas582,158
8Prince George's County, Maryland570,494
9Broward County, Florida543,471
10Shelby County, Tennessee501,627
11Bronx County, New York490,823
12Miami-Dade County, Florida481,976
13Fulton County, Georgia451,053
14Queens County, New York421,038
15DeKalb County, Georgia401,085
16Baltimore city, Maryland383,918
17Cuyahoga County, Ohio371,298
18Mecklenburg County, North Carolina330,161
19Tarrant County, Texas327,437
20District of Columbia, District of Columbia321,317

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1District of Columbia46.94%321,317
2Mississippi37.67%1,125,834
3Louisiana32.23%1,502,916
4Georgia31.46%3,239,300
5Maryland29.78%1,788,090
6South Carolina27.03%1,339,360
7Alabama26.58%1,293,186
8Delaware22.11%209,892
9North Carolina21.46%2,179,622
10Virginia19.17%1,613,285
11Tennessee16.8%1,117,489
12Florida16.1%3,316,376
13New York15.64%3,068,099
14Arkansas15.41%460,970
15Illinois14.23%1,824,125
16Michigan13.81%1,375,424
17New Jersey13.47%1,196,764
18Ohio12.35%1,438,271
19Texas12.07%3,365,783
20Missouri11.57%704,896
21Pennsylvania11.13%1,423,319
22Puerto Rico10.78%365,010
23Connecticut10.56%378,262
24Indiana9.33%619,472
25Nevada8.93%261,123
26Kentucky7.98%354,112
27Massachusetts7.48%510,558
28Oklahoma7.35%287,959
29Rhode Island6.55%69,254
30Wisconsin6.38%368,744
31Minnesota6.19%342,186
32Kansas5.84%169,801
33California5.79%2,267,875
34Nebraska4.77%90,860
35Arizona4.39%305,259
36Colorado4.12%227,938
37Washington3.7%269,854
38West Virginia3.65%66,728
39Iowa3.51%109,911
40Alaska3.27%24,129
41North Dakota2.72%20,445
42New Mexico2.06%43,006
43Oregon1.91%77,789
44South Dakota1.88%16,241
45Hawaii1.85%26,266
46New Hampshire1.53%20,516
47Maine1.34%17,881
48Vermont1.29%8,058
49Utah1.18%35,862
50Wyoming0.95%5,540
51Idaho0.68%11,536
52Montana0.44%4,630

Top States and Territories by Population of Black Only

# State Population
1Texas3,365,783
2Florida3,316,376
3Georgia3,239,300
4New York3,068,099
5California2,267,875
6North Carolina2,179,622
7Illinois1,824,125
8Maryland1,788,090
9Virginia1,613,285
10Louisiana1,502,916
11Ohio1,438,271
12Pennsylvania1,423,319
13Michigan1,375,424
14South Carolina1,339,360
15Alabama1,293,186
16New Jersey1,196,764
17Mississippi1,125,834
18Tennessee1,117,489
19Missouri704,896
20Indiana619,472
21Massachusetts510,558
22Arkansas460,970
23Connecticut378,262
24Wisconsin368,744
25Puerto Rico365,010
26Kentucky354,112
27Minnesota342,186
28District of Columbia321,317
29Arizona305,259
30Oklahoma287,959
31Washington269,854
32Nevada261,123
33Colorado227,938
34Delaware209,892
35Kansas169,801
36Iowa109,911
37Nebraska90,860
38Oregon77,789
39Rhode Island69,254
40West Virginia66,728
41New Mexico43,006
42Utah35,862
43Hawaii26,266
44Alaska24,129
45New Hampshire20,516
46North Dakota20,445
47Maine17,881
48South Dakota16,241
49Idaho11,536
50Vermont8,058
51Wyoming5,540
52Montana4,630

Source Data

This data was sourced from the 2013-2018 American Communities Survey. As this is freely available government data, feel free to use and share these numbers and metrics.

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