African Americans
Total population
12.7% of the total U.S. population (2017)
39,445,495 non-Hispanic[2]
12.3% of the total U.S. population (2017)[2]
Regions with significant populations
Across the United States, especially in the South and urban areas
English (American English dialects, African-American English)
Louisiana Creole French
Gullah Creole English
Predominantly Protestant (71%)
Minorities: Catholic (5%), Jehovah's Witnesses (2%), Muslim (2%); Irreligious or unaffiliated (18%)
Related ethnic groups