Number of Subsaharan African People in the United States

In this article, we will explore the demographic data of Subsaharan African people in the United States, and look at historical data to see whether the Subsaharan African population is growing or declining.

First, let's take a look at the population of Subsaharan African people in the United States for the last 6 years.

Total U.S. Subsaharan African Population

Population Year
3,042,698 2020
3,009,939 2019
2,903,334 2018
2,769,458 2017
2,630,355 2016
2,541,067 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total Subsaharan African population has increased by 501,631 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Subsaharan African people by 2025 could be 3,544,329.

Total U.S. Subsaharan African Population By State

We can also look at the data for Subsaharan African people in each individual state and whether the Subsaharan African population increased or decreased between 2015 and 2020.

For more details on the historical population figures for each state, click the link in the table below.

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 37,012 35,509 -4.06%
Alaska 2,599 4,154 59.83%
Arizona 27,326 38,124 39.52%
Arkansas 6,181 17,965 190.65%
California 199,397 211,800 6.22%
Colorado 31,721 36,569 15.28%
Connecticut 26,212 26,624 1.57%
Delaware 8,214 11,649 41.82%
District of Columbia 16,516 18,483 11.91%
Florida 91,824 108,616 18.29%
Georgia 154,801 159,654 3.13%
Hawaii 1,528 1,698 11.13%
Idaho 2,983 2,551 -14.48%
Illinois 74,166 97,844 31.93%
Indiana 40,089 48,661 21.38%
Iowa 13,594 26,578 95.51%
Kansas 19,926 16,692 -16.23%
Kentucky 31,981 30,099 -5.88%
Louisiana 35,585 55,125 54.91%
Maine 6,201 8,871 43.06%
Maryland 208,038 222,262 6.84%
Massachusetts 102,818 123,557 20.17%
Michigan 43,545 58,221 33.70%
Minnesota 104,925 146,209 39.35%
Mississippi 17,306 15,893 -8.16%
Missouri 28,474 33,532 17.76%
Montana 825 814 -1.33%
Nebraska 13,432 16,920 25.97%
Nevada 21,317 33,290 56.17%
New Hampshire 4,522 6,155 36.11%
New Jersey 70,999 94,507 33.11%
New Mexico 3,116 5,653 81.42%
New York 203,614 215,477 5.83%
North Carolina 86,262 104,100 20.68%
North Dakota 4,467 10,221 128.81%
Ohio 87,981 110,772 25.90%
Oklahoma 12,660 15,735 24.29%
Oregon 15,655 16,376 4.61%
Pennsylvania 78,522 101,638 29.44%
Puerto Rico 864 1,265 46.41%
Rhode Island 23,809 25,333 6.40%
South Carolina 38,545 43,398 12.59%
South Dakota 3,975 7,648 92.40%
Tennessee 61,047 66,468 8.88%
Texas 233,694 326,481 39.70%
Utah 9,026 11,804 30.78%
Vermont 1,957 2,736 39.81%
Virginia 144,627 166,932 15.42%
Washington 58,219 77,327 32.82%
West Virginia 4,038 4,554 12.78%
Wisconsin 24,736 20,552 -16.91%
Wyoming 1,060 867 -18.21%

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, from the United States Census Bureau. The latest year for the ACS is currently .

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