As we bring Black Heritage Celebration to a close we remind everyone that Black heritage cannot be confined to only one month out of the year. The history of black people should be appreciated and celebrated throughout each and every month.
Here are black heritage census stats:
- 41.1 million
As of July 1, 2008, the estimated population of black residents in the
, including those of more than one race. They made up 13.5 percent of the total United States population. This figure represents an increase of more than a half-million residents from one year earlier. U.S.
- 2.5 million
Number of black college students in fall 2008. This was roughly double the corresponding number from 15 years earlier.
Nationally, the percentage of households with a householder who was single-race black who lived in owner-occupied homes.
The number of black-owned firms in
in 2002, which led all states. New York alone had 98,080 such firms, which led all cities. New York City
- 2.3 million
Number of single-race black military veterans in the
in 2008. More military veterans are black than any other minority group. United States