Total Number of Native Blacks in the United States

There were 37,144,530 non-Hispanic blacks, which comprised 12.1% of the population. This number increased to 42 million according to the 2010 United States Census, when including Multiracial African Americans, making up 14% of the total U.S. population.

2017 Black Population: 47.4 million, 14.6% of USA In 2017 US Census Bureau estimated 47,411,470 African Americans in the United States meaning that 14.6% of the total American population of 325.7 Million is Black. This includes those who identify as ‘Black Only’ and as ‘Black in combination with another race’. The ‘Black Only’ category by itself totaled 43.5 million African Americans or 13.4% of the total population.