States With Highest Black Population
Texas, ranked first, has a black population of approximately 3.55 million. Georgia, coming in second place, boasts a black population of around 3.32 million.
The state of Texas has the largest number of single-race Black people (around 3.4 million), followed by Georgia (roughly 3.3 million) and Florida (about 3.2 million).
New York city had the largest number of people reporting as Black with about 2.3 million, followed by Chicago, 1.1 million, and Detroit, Philadelphia and Houston, which had between 500,000 and 1 million each.
List of U.S. states and territories by African-American population
|% Black or African- American alone||Rank||State or territory|
|0.1%||55||Northern Mariana Islands|
Profile: Black/African Americans
In 2021, most of the US population livedin the South (38.4 percent of the total U.S. population). The ten states with the largest non-Hispanic black population in 2020 were Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia.
|City||State||Black alone %|
Whitest States 2023
- West Virginia – 97.12%
- Wyoming – 93.79%
- Vermont – 92.8%
- Maine – 92.69%
- New Hampshire – 91.53%
- Iowa – 90.36%
- Kentucky – 87.77%
- Oregon – 87.42%
According to a 2015 study by NerdWallet, the Atlanta area is home to about 2.1 million black owned businesses which is the highest in the nation. Established in 2005, the Atlanta Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting and connecting black entrepreneurs in the Atlanta area.
In 2021, California had the highest Hispanic population in the United States, with over 15.75 million people claiming Hispanic heritage.
Cities with the highest percentage of White Americans (includes White Hispanic)
|Corpus Christi, Texas||325,733||3|
Washington D.C. is without a doubt one of the best cities for black people. It has an ocean of opportunities for entrepreneurs and black professionals. It has renowned universities like Howard University (HBCU), George Washington University, and Georgetown.
Walker (1867-1919), who started life as a Louisiana sharecropper born to formerly enslaved parents in 1867, is usually cited as the first Black millionaire.
Hawaii, Mississippi, Louisiana, Maryland and Georgia had the smallest percentage of whites, according to the census.
But one unique feature of the state is its large number of historical all- black towns. In fact, as early as the mid-nineteenth century and through the turn of the twentieth-century, African Americans settled over 20 towns throughout Oklahoma–more than any other U.S. state.
California has the highest Asian American population, with a total of over 5,866,435 Asian Americans. This is about 14.8%% of California’s total population.
Miami Gardens is a solid, working and middle class community of unique diversity. It is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in the State of Florida and boasts many Caribbean residents.
Earnings of Men Aged 20–59, by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity, 2019–2020
|Age group||White, not Hispanic||Black, not Hispanic|
As of July 1, 2022, United States Census Bureau estimates that 75.8% of the US population were white alone, while Non-Hispanic whites were 59.3% of the population.
Tallahassee has the highest percentage of Black residents. As for Jacksonville, it has the highest population of White residents among the major cities listed.
Historically, United States – Population Level – Black or African American reached a record high of 34613.00000 in May of 2023 and a record low of 14332.00000 in January of 1972.
Florida’s lowest percentage of Black residents is found in Citrus, where they make up 3.8% of the population, followed by Sarasota, Gilchrist, Walton, and Martin counties.
Wyoming is the least populated state in the U.S. According to the 2020 census, Wyoming has a population of 576,851 people. Since the 2010 census, the state had a population change of 2.3%.
The four largest U.S. counties that had majority white populations in 2018 were Maricopa (Arizona), King (Washington), Middlesex (Massachusetts) and Palm Beach (Florida).
The 2020 Census estimates that Blacks are 14.2 percent of the total population. Blacks are 10 percent or more of all practicing physicians in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Mississippi, and Maryland. Georgia fares far better than most southern states.
Here are 10 Black billionaires who used their education to build their fortunes:
- Aliko Dangote. Net worth: US$14 billion. …
- Mike Adenuga. Net worth: US$7.3 billion. …
- Abdulsamad Rabiu. Net worth: US$6.9 billion. …
- Robert F. Smith. …
- David Steward. Net worth: US$5.8 billion. …
- Patrice Motsepe. …
- Strive Masiyiwa. …
- Oprah Winfrey.
The states that have surpassed 1 million Latinos since 2010 are Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The three states with the most Hispanics also had the biggest increases of this population from 2010 to 2019: Texas (2.0 million increase), California (1.5 million) and Florida (1.4 million).
Maine, West Virginia, and Vermont were among those with the lowest Hispanic population shares, at 1% each.
No single ethnic group forms a majority of California’s population, making the state a minority-majority state. Hispanics (of any race) are the largest single ethnic group in the state. Spanish is the state’s second most widely spoken language.
The 10 least diverse cities, according to the analysis:
- North Platte, Neb.
- Keene, N.H.
- Bangor, Maine.
- Provo, Utah.
- Orem, Utah.
- Morgantown, W.Va.
- Dover, N.H.
- Anaconda, Mont.
1. El Paso, Texas
- White: 90.2%
- Black: 3.7%
- American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.5%
- Asian: 1.7%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2%
Population data shows Citrus County having the highest per-capita population of white residents and the lowest percentage of black residents in the state. Gadsden County has the highest percentage of black residents in Florida.
March 4, 2023
- Raleigh, North Carolina – Raleigh has a diverse population and a strong economy, with a low crime rate compared to other cities in the United States. …
- Seattle, Washington – Seattle has a progressive reputation and is known for its commitment to social justice and equality.
The best place to live in the U.S. earned the top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s list for a number of reasons. Good weather isn’t one of them. Green Bay, Wisconsin, jumped two spots to become the best city to live in for 2023, according to the publication’s annual ranking.
- Jacksonville, FL. 22.5. 97.7. 162,000. 32,246. …
- Indianapolis, IN. 14.6. 97.6. 136,500. 29,877. …
- Charlotte, NC. 23.4. 92.7. 150,900. 30,781. …
- Dallas, TX. 14.2. 91.8. 133,900. 34,388. …
- Nashville, TN. 15.3. 90.9. 148,500. 27,153. …
- Houston, TX. 16.8. 90.0. 123,400. 31,809. …
- Raleigh-Durham, NC. 21.3. 94.8. 166,500. 34,301. …
- Atlanta, GA. 30.8. 95.6. 177,200. 39,516.
According to Tonya Bolden, author of Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America (Harry N. Abrams; $21.95), Rector began earning more than $300 a day in 1913. That equates to $7,000 – $8,000 today. She even generated $11,567 in October 1913.
African slaves no longer had access to their natural herbs, butters and oils to take care of their hair. They resorted to bacon grease, butter, and kerosene as their moisturizers, conditioners, and shampoo.
Madam C. J. Walker (born Sarah Breedlove; December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She is recorded as the first female self-made millionaire in America in the Guinness Book of World Records.
- West Virginia 94.4%
- New Hampshire 93.7%
- Wyoming 92.0%
- Montana 90.9%
- Idaho 90.2%
- Iowa 89.8%
- North Dakota 88.0%
- Kentucky 87.5%
In short, if you were a person of color in the United States over the past decade, especially a black person, looking to move or have children, the GOP-run states of Texas, Florida, and Georgia were the most attractive places to live.
As of 2021, White Americans are the racial majority, with non-Hispanic whites representing 59.3% of the population.
The First Americans came from eastern Eurasia, and it looks as though there was a surprisingly-early movement of people into the continent.
Some of the Most Elite Predominantly Black Communities in America
- View Park–Windsor Hills, Los Angeles County, California.
- Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles County, California.
- Mitchellville and Woodmore, Prince George’s County, Maryland.
- Harlem, New York City.
- Olympia Fields, Illinois.
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