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What percentage of Americans are black?

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As of 2013, an estimated 13.2 percent of the population in the United States is African-American. This percentage reflects those who identified themselves as a single race and does not include those who identify as having two or more races, which may include some African-Americans.

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As of 2013, the estimated population in the United States is 316,128,839, an increase of 2.4 percent from the population in 2010. The 13.2 percent African-American population is the second-most populous race group in the United States, behind the white population of 77.7 percent. Of the 27,092,908 firms in the United States, as of 2013, 7.1 percent are owned by African Americans.

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