Distribution of Subsaharan African: South African People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Subsaharan African: South African

  • KEY
  • 0.1%
  • 0.2%
  • 0.3%
  • 0.4%
  • 0.6%
  • 0.8%
  • 1%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Jerauld County, South Dakota1.08%
2Lemhi County, Idaho0.78%
3Sheridan County, Kansas0.76%
4Kent County, Maryland0.54%
5Culebra Municipio, Puerto Rico0.53%
6Logan County, North Dakota0.47%
7Edmunds County, South Dakota0.43%
8Jefferson County, Iowa0.42%
9Cavalier County, North Dakota0.39%
10Monroe County, Iowa0.36%
11Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska0.33%
12Dunn County, North Dakota0.32%
13Parmer County, Texas0.31%
14Summit County, Utah0.28%
15Walton County, Georgia0.28%
16Garfield County, Colorado0.25%
17Kittson County, Minnesota0.25%
18Catoosa County, Georgia0.25%
19Clay County, North Carolina0.24%
20Phillips County, Kansas0.24%

Top Counties by Population of Subsaharan African: South African

# County Population
1Los Angeles County, California2,893
2Orange County, California1,757
3San Diego County, California1,757
4Palm Beach County, Florida1,583
5King County, Washington1,196
6Harris County, Texas1,184
7Maricopa County, Arizona939
8New York County, New York927
9Broward County, Florida906
10Cook County, Illinois812
11Middlesex County, Massachusetts803
12Dallas County, Texas793
13Hillsborough County, Florida782
14Clark County, Nevada776
15Travis County, Texas775
16Fulton County, Georgia676
17Collin County, Texas579
18Alameda County, California572
19Kings County, New York540
20Fairfax County, Virginia522

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1District of Columbia0.04%297
2Florida0.03%6,984
3Georgia0.03%3,340
4Nevada0.03%929
5Vermont0.03%197
6Colorado0.03%1,739
7North Dakota0.03%220
8Washington0.03%2,079
9Utah0.03%869
10California0.03%10,794
11Massachusetts0.03%1,838
12Maryland0.03%1,602
13South Carolina0.03%1,252
14Connecticut0.03%894
15Virginia0.03%2,100
16New Jersey0.02%2,199
17Delaware0.02%229
18North Carolina0.02%2,284
19Texas0.02%5,575
20Arizona0.02%1,352
21New York0.02%3,796
22Oregon0.02%728
23New Hampshire0.02%228
24Michigan0.02%1,558
25Tennessee0.02%1,040
26Minnesota0.02%834
27Kentucky0.01%662
28Hawaii0.01%209
29Alaska0.01%108
30Illinois0.01%1,828
31Alabama0.01%653
32Pennsylvania0.01%1,717
33South Dakota0.01%108
34Arkansas0.01%372
35Missouri0.01%730
36Kansas0.01%307
37Oklahoma0.01%394
38Ohio0.01%1,148
39Nebraska0.01%187
40Iowa0.01%301
41Louisiana0.01%350
42Wisconsin0.01%398
43Idaho0.01%111
44New Mexico0.01%137
45Maine0.01%70
46Montana0%42
47Indiana0%228
48Rhode Island0%36
49Wyoming0%18
50Mississippi0%57
51West Virginia0%34
52Puerto Rico0%62

Top States and Territories by Population of Subsaharan African: South African

# State Population
1California10,794
2Florida6,984
3Texas5,575
4New York3,796
5Georgia3,340
6North Carolina2,284
7New Jersey2,199
8Virginia2,100
9Washington2,079
10Massachusetts1,838
11Illinois1,828
12Colorado1,739
13Pennsylvania1,717
14Maryland1,602
15Michigan1,558
16Arizona1,352
17South Carolina1,252
18Ohio1,148
19Tennessee1,040
20Nevada929
21Connecticut894
22Utah869
23Minnesota834
24Missouri730
25Oregon728
26Kentucky662
27Alabama653
28Wisconsin398
29Oklahoma394
30Arkansas372
31Louisiana350
32Kansas307
33Iowa301
34District of Columbia297
35Delaware229
36Indiana228
37New Hampshire228
38North Dakota220
39Hawaii209
40Vermont197
41Nebraska187
42New Mexico137
43Idaho111
44South Dakota108
45Alaska108
46Maine70
47Puerto Rico62
48Mississippi57
49Montana42
50Rhode Island36
51West Virginia34
52Wyoming18

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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