This article will bring you to the list of the states with the highest percentage of African American population. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. It is ironic that the country that finally accepted an African American as its president has now moved on to one that is widely considered as a bigot. Other countries are fighting their own battles though.
If we analyze Black population by state 2016 in absolute figures, Texas tops the list with 3.5 million Black people residing within its boundaries, making it the state that has the largest Black population, while the states with the lowest black population were Wyoming and Vermont with 7,612 and 8,120 African American citizens respectively. On the other hand, an analysis of White population by state yielded that California has the most White people living in it in absolute terms, i.e. 28.5 million.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three highest percentage of African American population from their list.
The first one is New York, where the percentage of African American population is 17.7%. New York has the second highest number of African American citizens in the US amounting to 3,494,916. However, this huge number could only constitute 17.7% of the entire population of the state. The next state is North Carolina, where the percentage of African American population is 22.2%. North Carolina, with over 2 million Black citizens, is not the only Carolina that made our list of states with the highest percentage of African American population. Its Southern counterpart will appear further on. What are the numbers in South Carolina? Well, the percentage of African American population is 27.5%. We now move on to South Carolina where the Columbia metropolitan area is the biggest when it comes to African American population. At last, but not least we should mention Luisiana, where the percentage of African American population is 32.6%. Yet another Southern state on our list of states with the highest percentage of African American population, Louisiana has grabbed the number 3 spot with quite a hefty percentage of the Black population to its name.