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Change in U.S. Black Population in the Last Decade

TUESDAY, JAN 12, 2021

The nation’s Black population has grown more than 7.5 percent over the past decade, according to a Social Explorer analysis of newly released 2015-19 American Community Survey data. The largest gains in Black populations were recorded in rural and exurban counties, especially those surrounding the Atlanta and Memphis metro areas.

The Atlanta exurb of Rockdale County registered the only double-digit percentage increase in its Black population, climbing from 42.6 percent in 2010 to 53.8 percent. Other significant gains were reported in Henry County, Ga. (9.5 percent, to 43.4 percent); Douglas County, Ga. (8.9 percent, to 45.9 percent); and DeSoto County, Miss. (8.1 percent, to 27.2 percent). Explore the growth in your county’s Black population over the last decade with Social Explorer’s customizable, easy-to-use mapping tools.


Black Popualtion, 2010-19. Click here to explore further.

Author: Frank Bass

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