This report presents a compilation of data from the 1960 Census on the distribution of the Negro population in the United States. Table 1 shows data for regions, divisions, and States; table 2 shows figures for counties. Both tables give the total, nonwhite, and Negro population and the percent change in the Negro population between 1950 and 1960.
All areas shown are as defined in April 1960. For Alaska, data on the Negro population are not available for 1950. For Hawaii, data on the Negro population for 1950 are available for the State total but not for counties.
The tables are based on data which appear in the separate State parts of U.S. Census of Population: 1960, Volume I, Characteristics of the Population, and U.S. Census of Population: 1950, Volume I, Characteristics of the Population.
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