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Population Density

Black or African American Population, 2020

COUNTY34.1%or110,468people
Choropleth legend 0.1 10.7 25.3 37.1 53.5 99.8
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Why This is Important

Information on race is required for many Federal programs and is critical in making policy decisions, particularly for civil rights. States use these data to meet legislative redistricting principles. Race data also are used to promote equal employment opportunities and to assess racial disparities in health and environmental risks.

About the Data

The percent of the total population reporting their race to be Black or African American and ethnicity as not Latino or Hispanic. Ethnicity is a separate characteristic from race and individuals reporting their ethnicity to be Latino or Hispanic may also report a race description such as White or African American.

Census boundaries changed in 2020. Data from 2020 are weighted to maintain the boundaries from 2010 using methodology and crosswalks from IPUMS NHGIS.

Source: U.S. Decennial Census, 2010; Source: US 2010, Census 2010 tract-normalized population data; American Community Survey (ACS) for years between each decennial Census.

Additional Resources

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Decennial Census 2010 The source of information about and data from the U.S. Decennial Census.
US2010 The Longitudinal Tract Data Base (LTDB) provides public-use tools to create estimates within 2010 tract boundaries for any tract-level data (from the census or other sources) that are available for prior years as early as 1970.
American Community Survey (ACS) A primary source of neighborhood-level data for the whole country, provided by the US Census Bureau.
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Data Distribution, 2020

County Average: 34.1%
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