Distribution of Subsaharan African People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Subsaharan African

  • KEY
  • 1.8%
  • 3.6%
  • 5.4%
  • 7.2%
  • 10.8%
  • 14.4%
  • 18%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Emporia city, Virginia21.52%
2Franklin city, Virginia19.71%
3Greensville County, Virginia19.61%
4Sussex County, Virginia18.87%
5Hardeman County, Tennessee15.68%
6Chester County, South Carolina14.6%
7Claiborne Parish, Louisiana14.1%
8Iberville Parish, Louisiana13.96%
9Fairfield County, South Carolina12.7%
10King and Queen County, Virginia11.4%
11Suffolk city, Virginia11.23%
12Essex County, Virginia11%
13Greene County, North Carolina9.63%
14Alexandria city, Virginia9.53%
15Southampton County, Virginia9.17%
16Webster Parish, Louisiana9.02%
17West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana8.45%
18Brunswick County, Virginia8.32%
19King William County, Virginia8.21%
20Prince George's County, Maryland8.21%

Top Counties by Population of Subsaharan African

# County Population
1Los Angeles County, California92,200
2Harris County, Texas89,786
3Bronx County, New York77,995
4Prince George's County, Maryland74,370
5Hennepin County, Minnesota68,462
6Montgomery County, Maryland62,091
7Kings County, New York61,052
8Cook County, Illinois58,490
9Dallas County, Texas57,199
10Baltimore County, Maryland53,201
11King County, Washington50,547
12Franklin County, Ohio50,243
13Tarrant County, Texas48,100
14Fairfax County, Virginia40,476
15Mecklenburg County, North Carolina38,541
16DeKalb County, Georgia37,947
17Baltimore city, Maryland37,208
18Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania36,041
19Maricopa County, Arizona34,339
20Gwinnett County, Georgia34,113

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Maryland4.51%270,564
2Rhode Island3.21%33,931
3District of Columbia3.09%21,179
4Minnesota2.74%151,261
5Virginia2.26%190,517
6Massachusetts2.21%151,033
7Georgia1.91%196,614
8Louisiana1.55%72,376
9New York1.4%275,584
10Delaware1.31%12,475
11Texas1.27%354,614
12North Carolina1.26%127,532
13North Dakota1.22%9,204
14Washington1.18%85,925
15Tennessee1.15%76,794
16New Jersey1.14%101,126
17Nevada1.14%33,272
18South Carolina1.08%53,751
19Connecticut1.07%38,499
20Alabama1.07%52,188
21Ohio1.07%124,211
22Nebraska0.91%17,415
23Pennsylvania0.89%113,506
24Kansas0.88%25,633
25Colorado0.84%46,247
26Illinois0.83%105,976
27South Dakota0.79%6,798
28Indiana0.78%51,975
29Kentucky0.76%33,605
30Iowa0.74%23,208
31Alaska0.73%5,361
32Maine0.71%9,516
33California0.7%275,853
34Mississippi0.68%20,242
35Missouri0.66%40,227
36Arizona0.66%45,631
37Florida0.65%132,938
38Michigan0.64%64,141
39Oregon0.6%24,670
40New Hampshire0.6%8,024
41Oklahoma0.53%20,652
42Wisconsin0.51%29,343
43Utah0.5%15,226
44Vermont0.5%3,094
45Arkansas0.46%13,786
46West Virginia0.4%7,364
47Wyoming0.31%1,829
48New Mexico0.3%6,307
49Idaho0.27%4,559
50Hawaii0.21%2,923
51Montana0.11%1,156
52Puerto Rico0.11%3,653

Top States and Territories by Population of Subsaharan African

# State Population
1Texas354,614
2California275,853
3New York275,584
4Maryland270,564
5Georgia196,614
6Virginia190,517
7Minnesota151,261
8Massachusetts151,033
9Florida132,938
10North Carolina127,532
11Ohio124,211
12Pennsylvania113,506
13Illinois105,976
14New Jersey101,126
15Washington85,925
16Tennessee76,794
17Louisiana72,376
18Michigan64,141
19South Carolina53,751
20Alabama52,188
21Indiana51,975
22Colorado46,247
23Arizona45,631
24Missouri40,227
25Connecticut38,499
26Rhode Island33,931
27Kentucky33,605
28Nevada33,272
29Wisconsin29,343
30Kansas25,633
31Oregon24,670
32Iowa23,208
33District of Columbia21,179
34Oklahoma20,652
35Mississippi20,242
36Nebraska17,415
37Utah15,226
38Arkansas13,786
39Delaware12,475
40Maine9,516
41North Dakota9,204
42New Hampshire8,024
43West Virginia7,364
44South Dakota6,798
45New Mexico6,307
46Alaska5,361
47Idaho4,559
48Puerto Rico3,653
49Vermont3,094
50Hawaii2,923
51Wyoming1,829
52Montana1,156

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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