WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Profile America — Wednesday, February 1st. February is Black History Month, a time to honor the many contributions to our nation's history made by people of African descent. Started as a special week in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson, the observance is now a full month of activities across the country. African-Americans, in counting single race or in combination with others, number over 43 million in the U.S. By 2060, this figure is projected to reach 74.5 million — nearly 18 percent of the country's entire population. Although New York has the largest black population of any state or equivalent at 3.8 million, Washington, D.C., has the highest percentage at over 51 percent. Cook County, Illinois, effectively Chicago, had the largest black population of any county in 2012, numbering 1.3 million. Profile America is in its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
National projected Black population:
State, county and city Black populations: http://census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff01.html
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau