According to the most recent statistics from the US Census Bureau, there are 13.4% of people in the U.S. population are black. That’s a lot of people who are of the same race. But, as we all know, racial statistics can be thrown around loosely. So, it’s not entirely clear if everyone who is black is from the United States. Black people in the U.S. are defined as black or “African-American” people. Some people are of mixed race, which would make them not black but part-black. But some other people are white and consider themselves black. That makes them eligible for the “black” label, too.
What percentage of the population is from the Caribbean or South or Central America?
There are no race numbers on the U.S. Census Bureau’s website, so that’s tricky. But based on a study published in the academic journal “Demography” in 2015, we can assume the population is roughly 5.4 million people. Based on the numbers, it’s pretty clear that California is home to the highest population of black people in the United States. More than 2.3 million live in the state. Texas is a close second, with 1.6 million.
There are also plenty of people from the African Diaspora scattered throughout the country. The researchers who conducted the study concluded that between 15 and 20 percent of the U.S. population is of African descent. But that’s based on the U.S. population, so we’ll just have to take their word for it.
Many people are confused about where black people come from?
There are Multiple countries that make up the “black” continents as Nigeria, Angola, Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, and more. It’s important to point out that these countries have very distinct and important cultures. They are not necessarily black, but people from these countries are considered black. And because of the culture and history of each, people in these countries have a very different lifestyle than people in the United States.
In the United States, there are two major “black” ethnic groups: African Americans and West Indian blacks. The latter can include people from the Caribbean. These two groups have vastly different experiences than people of African descent from other countries. For example, West Indian blacks don’t typically make it to the U.S. to live. Instead, more than three-quarters of black immigrants to the U.S. come from Nigeria or the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
First, there are 13.4 million people in the U.S. who are black. That means that, statistically, 13.4% of the population is black. But only 5.4 million of them live in the U.S. Second, Black people come from many countries in the African Diaspora. The question we should be asking ourselves is, which country do people from that region originate from? Third, it’s hard to compare the black population to white people because of the wide range of race-mixing. Fourth, every country that makes up the black continent is home to a diverse and distinct culture and history.