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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.
- Wisconsin. residents black: 6.2% (24th lowest) > Black homeownership rate: 25.8% (10th lowest) > Black incarceration rate: 4,042 per 100,000 (3rd highest)
- Minnesota. residents black: 5.6% (22nd lowest) > Black homeownership rate: 23.8% (8th lowest) > Black incarceration rate: 2,321 per 100,000 (22nd lowest)
- Virginia. residents black: 18.9% (9th highest) > Black homeownership rate: 46.2% (8th highest) > Black incarceration rate: 2,418 per 100,000 (25th highest)
- Florida. residents black: 15.5% (12th highest) > Black homeownership rate: 43.7% (14th highest) > Black incarceration rate: 2,555 per 100,000 (22nd highest)
- Danielle C. Belton
- Wisconsin. So bad it should get ranked twice, the state of Wisconsin incarcerates black people at the highest rate in the country—13 percent. Within the state, 49 percent of black men under 30 have already been incarcerated, mostly because of its mandatory-minimum-sentencing drug laws, overall hostility toward drug users (prison is often preferred over treatment) and “driving while poor,” aka having a suspended license because of unpaid fines.
- Ohio. Thank goodness they have LeBron, because Ohio is having a rough time otherwise. The Buckeye State is home to the second-highest infant mortality rate in the country.
- Michigan. Michigan gets on the list for being the third-worst state in which to raise black children; the home of Detroit, America’s No. 1 most segregated city; and for having the highest black unemployment rate in the nation, which clocks in at 16.7 percent.
- Iowa. If you’re black and into marijuana, avoid Iowa. The state arrests blacks at a rate eight times higher than whites for marijuana possession, despite the rate of drug usage between blacks and whites being about the same.
May 19, 2016 · New York was the state with the largest number of people reporting as Black in 2000 (3,014,385). Counties. There were 96 counties where people reporting as Black comprised at least 50 percent of the total population, and 95 were in the South. In the Northeast, people reporting as Black were concentrated in a band of counties extending from ...
- Casey Leins
- El Paso, Texas. Population: 682,686. White: 90.2% Black: 3.7% American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.5% Asian: 1.7% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2%
- Detroit, Michigan. Population: 672,681. White: 15.9% Black: 80.1% American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.3% Asian: 1.6% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
- Lexington, Kentucky. Population: 323,780. White: 76.6% Black: 15.2% American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.1% Asian: 4.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.0%
- Portland, Oregon. Population: 652,573. White: 78.1% Black: 6.3% American Indian or Alaska Native: 1.0% Asian: 9.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.7%
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According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the African American population in the District of Columbia (DC) is around 305,125. This accounts for 50.7 percent of the total population, and 0.8 percent of the entire nation’s Black (African American) population. In recent years, the African American population in Washington has declined in a city that has long been a hub of black political movement and culture. In 1980, 70.3 percent of DC's population was black, while from 2000 to 2010 the area's relativ...
Mississippi’s African American Population is 1,098,385, which is 37.3 percent of the state’s population, and 2.8 percent of the entire African American population, as per 2010 the US Census. The state is renowned for Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first African American man to serve in the U.S Congress in 1870. At the time of his election to Congress, African Americans had gained the right to vote following the post-Civil War Reconstruction era. However, this right was taken away from them not long...
Louisiana’s African American population is 1,452,396. This accounts for 32.4 percent of the state’s total population, and 3.7 percent of the nation’s African American population. The state is historically known for producing such notable Blacks as Israel Meyer Augustine Junior (the first African American to become a District Judge in 1970), and the famous Jazz musician and trumpet player Louis Armstrong who was born in a New Orleans ghetto in 1901. Louisiana ranked at 43rd in the nation in te...
African Americans in Georgia number around 2,950,435. They account for 30.5 percent of the state’s population, and 7.6 percent of the nation’s African Americans. The state, which has often been dubbed as \\"The Black Mecca,\\" is the birth and burial place of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. Georgia’s African American population traces its origins to slaves brought there from West Africa between 1750 and 1810. Wealthy rice planters in Georgia relied on West African slaves to grow the...
Maryland’s African American population is 1,700,298, which accounts for 29.4 percent of the state’s population, and 4.4 percent of America’s African American population. Harriet Tubman, a nurse and slave abolitionist, was born in 1820 in this state. Tubman, herself a runaway slave, led hundreds of other slaves to freedom along the escape route known as the \\"Underground Railroad.\\" This \\"railroad\\" was a secret network of safe houses where deserting slaves stayed on their northward journeys to f...
South Carolina’s African American population is 1,290,684, accounting for 27.9 percent of the state’s population and 3.3 percent of the US African American population. The state is known for the Stono Rebellion of September 9th, 1739, which was the largest slave uprising in the colonies before the American Revolution. That day, 20 black slaves met secretly near the Stono River to plan an escape. Later, they went into the local Hutcheson’s store, where they killed two storekeepers and stole th...
Alabama’s African American population is 1,251,311, and it accounts for 26.2 percent of the state’s population and 3.2 percent of the nation’s Africa American population according to the 2010 census. Alabama is steeped in black history. In early 1965, protesters led by Martin Luther King Jr., who were yearning for African Americans receiving the right to vote and other basic civil liberties, were met with violent resistance by state and local authorities while marching from Selma to the state...
There are 2,048,628 African Americans in North Carolina, accounting for 21.5 percent of the state’s total population and 5.3 percent of the nation’s African American population. Abolitionists Harriet Jacobs and Thomas H Jones were born here, as was Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, an educator. In 1902, Dr. Hawkins founded the Palmer Memorial Institute that educated 2,000 African American students throughout its 70-year long history, according to the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources...
Delaware’s African American population is around 191,814, which accounts for 21.4 percent of the state’s total population and 0.5 percent of the nation’s African American population. The first-ever documented African American in Delaware (which was then New Sweden) was a West Indies slave named Antoni Swart. The first perpetrators of black slavery in Delaware were the Dutch, who had settled there in 1631. In 1776, the state’s senate made a declaration against slavery in the first constitution...
The African American population in Virginia is around 1,551,399, accounting for 19.4 percent of the state’s total population and 4 percent of the nation’s African American population. African Americans have lived in the state since 1619 when a Dutch ship sold about 20 African slaves here. As black slavery took root in Virginia after 1680, the numbers of African Americans increased. By 1704, 10,000 slaves were living in Virginia. Slavery was officially abolished in 1865 but black civil rights...
This is a list of the United States cities over 100,000 people that have populations that are more than 30% African American. Statistics include self-identifying people of African descent regardless of nationality at birth.
- Danielle C. Belton
- Hawaii. Hawaii has a lot of things going for it. It’s a gorgeous tropical paradise. Shockingly, marijuana isn’t legal (except on a limited basis for medical use), despite the fact that everyone seems unnaturally chill all the time.
- Alaska. I told you, you’d have to like living in the extremes. We go from the tropics to the tundra: Alaska is a surprising place to find that you may fare better than most.
- California. The state with the fourth-highest number of African Americans with bachelor’s degrees or higher also has sun, surf and Hollywood. When not being home to all your favorite (or most hated, depending on your taste) reality shows that don’t take place in Atlanta, California also holds the title as the second-most-diverse state in the U.S.
- Maryland. Although Maryland catches a lot of grief for being the setting for The Wire, the reality for a lot of black Marylanders is less Stringer Bell and more George Jefferson.