Black or African-American Population for the United States by Region

Find the most recent Census data for the black population in the U.S.

Area Percent of
black population
Percent of
total population¹
United States 100.0% 12.6%²
Northeast 18.3 11.8
Midwest 18.2% 10.4%
South 54.3 19.2
West 9.1 4.8
¹ respondents designated race as Black or African American alone
² data for total percent of population is for 2014.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, The Black Population: 2010; Census data 2014.