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12.6% Black or African American Alone
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According to the 2010 Census, African Americans make up 12.6% of the US population, the second highest group after those who identify as White Alone.

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Total 309,138,711

Household Explore Household data on Social Explorer

Total African American Households 12% 13,842,116
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The American Community Survey (ACS) 2008 - 2012 5-Year Estimates show that 12.0% of households are are held by African Americans alone. This is a 0.2% increase from the ACS 2005 - 2009 5-Year Estimates.



Unemployed Explore Unemployed data on Social Explorer

Black or African American 16 Years Old In Civilian Labor Force: 18,320,346
employed 84.1%
unemployed 15.9%
Overview

15.9% of the African American population 16 years and over in the civilian labor force is unemployed according to the ACS 2008 - 2012 5-Year Estimates.


Per capita income Explore per capita income data on Social Explorer

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The per capita income (in 2012 inflation adjusted dollars) for African Americans is $18,788 according to the ACS 2008 - 2012 5-Year Estimates.

$18,788 Per capita income

Poverty Status In 2012 Explore poverty status data on Social Explorer

at or above poverty level 73.5%
below poverty level 26.5%
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In 2012, 73.5% of African Americans were at or above the poverty level according to the ACS 2009 - 2012 5-Year Estimates. This is slight decrease from the ACS 2005 - 2009 5-Year Estimates, in which 74.9% of African Americans were at or above poverty level.

Total 37,134,083