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 5 years.

Total U.S. Subsaharan African Population

Population Year
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 2019 the total Subsaharan African population has increased by 468,872 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Subsaharan African people by 2023 could be 3,478,811.

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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 37,012 42,126 13.82%
Alaska 2,599 4,088 57.29%
Arizona 27,326 37,357 36.71%
Arkansas 6,181 15,116 144.56%
California 199,397 207,413 4.02%
Colorado 31,721 37,557 18.40%
Connecticut 26,212 29,234 11.53%
Delaware 8,214 11,099 35.12%
District of Columbia 16,516 17,691 7.11%
Florida 91,824 100,745 9.72%
Georgia 154,801 159,915 3.30%
Hawaii 1,528 1,482 -3.01%
Idaho 2,983 3,436 15.19%
Illinois 74,166 92,124 24.21%
Indiana 40,089 44,391 10.73%
Iowa 13,594 21,901 61.11%
Kansas 19,926 19,364 -2.82%
Kentucky 31,981 26,369 -17.55%
Louisiana 35,585 60,895 71.13%
Maine 6,201 8,645 39.41%
Maryland 208,038 236,875 13.86%
Massachusetts 102,818 122,741 19.38%
Michigan 43,545 52,954 21.61%
Minnesota 104,925 144,721 37.93%
Mississippi 17,306 16,249 -6.11%
Missouri 28,474 32,834 15.31%
Montana 825 626 -24.12%
Nebraska 13,432 16,391 22.03%
Nevada 21,317 31,238 46.54%
New Hampshire 4,522 6,420 41.97%
New Jersey 70,999 88,907 25.22%
New Mexico 3,116 4,606 47.82%
New York 203,614 219,325 7.72%
North Carolina 86,262 103,827 20.36%
North Dakota 4,467 9,008 101.66%
Ohio 87,981 103,497 17.64%
Oklahoma 12,660 13,646 7.79%
Oregon 15,655 16,964 8.36%
Pennsylvania 78,522 98,165 25.02%
Puerto Rico 864 1,163 34.61%
Rhode Island 23,809 25,152 5.64%
South Carolina 38,545 45,364 17.69%
South Dakota 3,975 7,056 77.51%
Tennessee 61,047 67,897 11.22%
Texas 233,694 319,699 36.80%
Utah 9,026 11,674 29.34%
Vermont 1,957 2,647 35.26%
Virginia 144,627 168,152 16.27%
Washington 58,219 71,861 23.43%
West Virginia 4,038 5,675 40.54%
Wisconsin 24,736 23,866 -3.52%
Wyoming 1,060 954 -10.00%

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 2019.

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