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State Rankings -- Statistical Abstract of the United States

BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULATION ALONE, NUMBER -- JULY 2008

[When states share the same rank, the next lower rank is omitted. Because of rounded data, states may have identical values shown, but different ranks. Cautionary note]

State Number Rank
    United States 39,058,834 (X)
Alabama 1,229,787 16
Alaska 29,274 42
Arizona 270,159 27
Arkansas 450,037 22
California 2,451,453 5
Colorado 211,249 30
Connecticut 361,879 23
Delaware 182,890 32
District of Columbia 322,021 (X)
Florida 2,916,174 2
Georgia 2,907,944 3
Hawaii 39,620 40
Idaho 14,470 44
Illinois 1,919,701 7
Indiana 578,088 20
Iowa 80,516 34
Kansas 172,342 33
Kentucky 329,225 25
Louisiana 1,410,457 11
Maine 13,588 45
Maryland 1,658,422 8
Massachusetts 455,880 21
Michigan 1,424,595 10
Minnesota 238,531 29
Mississippi 1,092,588 17
Missouri 679,223 19
Montana 6,504 49
Nebraska 80,174 35
Nevada 210,677 31
New Hampshire 16,015 43
New Jersey 1,255,868 15
New Mexico 59,009 39
New York 3,362,736 1
North Carolina 1,991,654 6
North Dakota 6,956 47
Ohio 1,382,358 12
Oklahoma 289,993 26
Oregon 76,109 36
Pennsylvania 1,348,571 13
Rhode Island 66,847 37
South Carolina 1,275,815 14
South Dakota 9,185 46
Tennessee 1,042,811 18
Texas 2,898,143 4
Utah 34,880 41
Vermont 5,378 50
Virginia 1,546,444 9
Washington 245,000 28
West Virginia 64,987 38
Wisconsin 341,723 24
Wyoming 6,884 48

Symbol
X Not applicable.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau,
"Estimates of the Resident Population by Race and Hispanic Origin for
the United States and States:  July 1, 2008 (SC-EST2008-04)";
published 14 May 2009;
http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/2000s/vintage_2008/state.html.
See Table 19, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2010.

For more information:
Population Estimates