Is There a Large African American Population in Arizona?


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According to the 2010 Census data, Arizona has a very small population of African Americans. People who identify solely as African American make up only 4 percent of the state's population, though this number does not account for persons of mixed African American descent.

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The majority of Arizona's population is white, according to the 2010 Census. African Americans constitute 4.05 percent of the total state population, amounting to approximately 259,000 state residents.

Most of the towns and cities in Arizona have a very low percentage of African Americans. For example, 5.42 percent of the population in Phoenix is African American, reflecting the state average. Locations with a large population of African Americans include Rillito, Fort Huachuca and Glendale Luke Air Force Base. African Americans make up 31.75 percent of Rillito's population, but the town numbers less than 200 people.

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