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