According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2019 there were 46.8 million people who self-identified as Black in the United States, making up roughly 14% of the country’s population.
This marks a 29% increase since 2000, when there were roughly 36.2 million Black Americans.
The 2020 Census data also provides a new snapshot of the racial and ethnic composition of the country, with the White population remaining the largest race or ethnicity group in the United States, with 204.3 million people identifying as White alone.
The Hispanic or Latino population grew 23%, while the population that was not of Hispanic or Latino origin grew 4.3% since 2010.
The Black population of the United States is growing. In 2019, there were 46.8 million people who self-identified as Black, making up roughly 14% of the country’s population. This marks a 29% increase since 2000, when there were roughly 36.2 million Black Americans.
Facts About the U.S. Black Population | Pew Research Center
The U.S. Census Bureau has released key statistics on the nation's African American population in honor of Black History Month. These statistics include the Black population, the percentage of the employed Black population working in management, business, science and arts occupations, the number of Black-owned employer businesses in the United States, and the number of Black military veterans in the United States nationwide. The data is made possible by the invaluable responses to the U.S. Census Bureau's surveys, and the facts are made possible by the public's cooperation.
U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics on Nation's African American ...
The 2020 Census used two separate questions (one for Hispanic or Latino origin and one for race) to collect the races and ethnicities of the U.S. population, and the U.S. Census Bureau has made improvements to the design of the two separate questions and updated their data processing and coding procedures. These improvements and updates enabled a more thorough and accurate depiction of how people self-identify, yielding a more accurate portrait of how people report their Hispanic origin and race within the context of a two-question format. The U.S. Census Bureau is confident that the changes we are seeing from 2010 to 2020 in the diversity measures likely reflect actual demographic changes in the population over the past 10 years as well as improvements to the question designs, data processing and coding procedures.
2020 U.S. Population More Racially, Ethnically Diverse Than in 2010
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U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: United States
Today's release of 2020 Census data provides a new snapshot of the racial and ethnic composition of the country, with improvements in the design of the race and ethnicity questions, processing and coding. The White population remained the largest race or ethnicity group in the United States, with 204.3 million people identifying as White alone, while the Multiracial population has changed considerably since 2010. The Hispanic or Latino population grew 23%, while the population that was not of Hispanic or Latino origin grew 4.3% since 2010.
Improved Race, Ethnicity Measures Show U.S. is More Multiracial
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Black (or African American) Data Links - Census.gov