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46.8 million Americans identify as Black. Here's how the demographic is developing

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Christine Tamir
Research Analyst, Pew Research Center
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a graph showing that the U.S. black population has grown by 29% since 2000
The U.S. black population was over 46,000,000 according to 2019 research. Image: Pew Research Center
a graph showing that among the Black population, multiracial and Hispanic numbers have grown since 2000
Diversity within the Black population has increased since 2000. Image: Pew Research Center
a chart showing that in 2019, most multiracial Black people in the U.S. were members of Gen Z or younger generations
This chart shows that the multiracial Black population is relatively young. Image: Pew Research Center
a chart showing the slight increases in the shares of the Black population living in the South since the 1970s
This evidence suggests that the number of Black people living in South America has increased. Image: Pew Research Center

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a chart showing that Black bachelor degree holders have more than doubled since 2000 in the U.S.
This evidence suggests that more Black people in the U.S. have higher education qualifications Image: Pew Research Center
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