Monday, February 22, 2010

Black Heritage Census Stats

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 United States, including those of more than one race. They made up 13.5 percent of the total U.S. population. This figure represents an increase of more than a half-million residents from one year earlier.
  • 2.5 million
    Number of black college students in fall 2008. This was roughly double the corresponding number from 15 years earlier.
  • 46%
    Nationally, the percentage of households with a householder who was single-race black who lived in owner-occupied homes.
  • 129,329
    The number of black-owned firms in New York in 2002, which led all states. New York City alone had 98,080 such firms, which led all cities.
  • 2.3 million
    Number of single-race black military veterans in the United States in 2008. More military veterans are black than any other minority group.