How Many Americans are Black? 

12.3%

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12.3% of the U.S. population is black

33%

On average, Americans say that 33% of the U.S. population is black

The typical American estimates the percentages of blacks and Hispanics in this country to be more than twice as high as they actually are.

— Source: 

http://www.gallup.com/poll/4435/public-overestimates-us-black-hispanic-populations.aspx

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