List of U.S. states and territories by African-American population


List of U.S. states and territories by African-American population


The following is a list of U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia ranked by the proportion of African Americans in the population.

By 2019 census estimates

African-American proportion of state and territory populations (1790–2010)

Free Blacks as a percentage out of the total Black population by U.S. region and U.S. state between 1790 and 1860

In 1865, all enslaved Blacks (African-Americans) in the United States were emancipated as a result of the Thirteenth Amendment. However, some U.S. states had previously emancipated some or all of their Black population. The table below shows the percentage of free Blacks as a percentage of the total Black population in various U.S. regions and U.S. states between 1790 and 1860 (the blank areas on the chart below mean that there is no data for those specific regions or states in those specific years).

a^ There were no Blacks at all—either free or enslaved—in South Dakota in 1860.

See also

  • African American neighborhoods
  • List of African American neighborhoods
  • List of U.S. cities with large African-American populations

Notes

References

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List of U.S. states and territories by African-American population

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