African American Black Statistics

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Source: The Office of Minority Health, Black Enterprise
Research Date: 1.1.2014
African Americans, also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans, are citizens or residents of the United States who have total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa. African Americans constitute the second largest racial and ethnic minority in the United States. Most African Americans are of West and Central African descent and are descendants of enslaved blacks within the boundaries of the present United States. However, some immigrants from African, Caribbean, Central American, and South American nations, and their descendants, may be identified or self-identify with the term.
African American StatisticsData
Number of African Americans in the US in 200036,400,000
Number of black households there are in the US12,000,000
African American region concentrationPercent of Black Population
South54.8 %
Midwest18.8 %
Northeast17.6 %
West8.9 %
Number of African Americans who live in suburban neighborhoods14,000,000
African American Education LevelsPercent
High School Graduates77.6 %
Bachelor’s degree or higher14.6 %
Advanced degree4.3 %
Afican American Financial StatisticsData
Average income of African Americans$32,436
Annual spending power for African Americans$1.2 Trillion
Percent of African American households with incomes of $50,000 or more27.4 %
Percent of African Americans living in poverty23.5 %
Percent of African Americans that are homeowners49 %
African American Business Statistics 
Number of African American owned businesses800,000
Revenue generated by African American owned businesses$71,200,000,000
Number of African American fortune 500 CEOs3
Top Five Expenditures of African-American consumersSpending
Housing$121.6 billion
Food$59.2 billion
Cars$32.1 billion
Clothing$27.7 billion
Health Care$17.8 billion
Activity Statistics 
Percent of African Americans that say it is important to keep up with the latest technolog71 %
Percent of African Americans that need to keep up on the latest trends in movies, music and TV48 %
Percent of African Americans that like to buy brands that let others know they have “made it”37 %
Number of hours per week spent viewing television in African American households74 hours / Week
Number of the African-American Internet users18,000,000
Average time spent on the web each month by African-American Internet users44 hours / Month
African American Voter StatisticsData
Percent of African American population that are registered voters59.6 %
Percent of African American voted in the last presidential election49.5 %
African American Health Statistics 
Percent of HIV/AIDS cases African Americans account for47 %
Percent of African-Americans that use employer-sponsored health insurance49 %
Percent of African Americans 18+ that are considered obese39.1 %
*(Persons are considered obese if they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater)
RankStates With The Highest Percent of Black PopulationBlack PopulationPercent of Population
1Mississippi1,074,20037.3 %
2Louisiana1,452,39631.98 %
3Georgia2,950,43530 %
4Maryland1,700,29829.44 %
5South Carolina1,290,68428.4 %
6Alabama1,251,31126.38 %
7North Carolina2,048,62821.6 %
8Delaware191,81420.95 %
9Virginia1,551,39919.91 %
10Tennessee1,055,68916.78 %
RankStates With The Lowest Percent of Black PopulationBlack PopulationPercent of Population
50Montana4,0270.67 %
49Vermont6,2770.87 %
48Idaho9,8100.95 %
47Maine15,7071.03 %
46North Dakota7,9601.08 %
45South Dakota10,2071.14 %
44New Hampshire15,0351.22 %
43Utah29,2871.27 %
42Wyoming4,7481.29 %
41Oregon69,2062.01 %
40Iowa89,1482.68 %
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Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 1, 2016

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