What Percentage of the Indiana Population is Black?

The United States Census Bureau and American Community Survey (ACS) provide population estimates for the United States, states, counties, Puerto Rico, municipalities, places, urban areas, and smaller civil divisions. According to the ACS survey, the racial population of Indiana is composed of people who identify as White, Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. People who identify as White include those who report their race as White or entries such as Irish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Arab, Moroccan, or Caucasian. Those who identify as Black or African-American include those who report their race as Black or African-American or entries such as African-American, Kenyan, Nigerian, or Haitian.

People who identify as American Indian or Alaska Native include those who indicate their race as American Indian or Alaska Native or report entries such as Navajo groups, Blackfeet, Inupiat, Yup'ik, Central American Indian groups or South American Indian groups. Lastly, people who identify as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander include those who declare their race as Fijians, Guamanians or Chamorras, Marshallese, native Hawaiians, Samoans, Tongans, and other Pacific Islanders. The most recent ACS survey estimates that 8.9% of Indiana's population is Black or African-American. This is slightly lower than the national average of 13.4%. It is important to note that data users should be aware of the methodological differences that may exist between different data sources.

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