This page is devoted to displaying the most important statistics facing our urban populations. Some positive yet most display detrimental statistic that show the deterioration of our society and more importantly our urban communities. These statistics are here to open your eyes to the reality and severity of what is going on in our own backyards. What part of the population are we? How many of us are in jail? Who is taking advantage of welfare? All of these questions can be mostly answered by utilizing the stats compiled by many reputable companies and government affiliations. So read further and check out some of our most shocking information.
- 2010 Black Population: Black & Mixed 42 million 13.6% Black Only 38.9 million 12.6%
- It is estimated that of the 11-12 million Africans brought to the new world as slaves, approximately 500,000-700,000 of them came to the United States. This was only about 4.4%-5.4% of all who were shipped to the Americas. The majority, about 35% were sent to Brazil. The largest ports of entry for American slaves were Baltimore, Savannah, Charleston and New Orleans.
- 81% of African Americans age 25 and older had at least a high school diploma in 2008.
- The U.S Census Bureau reports the nations official 2010 poverty rate was 15.1%, up from 14.3 % in 2009. 27% of African Americans live below the poverty line.
- Black Unemployment rate for July 2011 is 15.9%. United States Unemployment rate is 9.3% in July 2011.
- According to the US Bureau of Statistics, Blacks account for 39.4% of the total prison and jail population in 2009.
- The Office of Minority Health a division of US Department of Health & Human Services reports from 2005-2008
- 78% of Black Women over the age of 20 are overweight or obese.
- 71.7% of Black Men over the age of 20 are overweight or obese.
African American men are 9.8 times more likely to die of AIDS than non-Hispanic White men.
African American women are particularly struck by this disease, and are almost 23 times more likely to die from HIV/AIDS, as compared to non-Hispanic White women.
AIDS is the third leading cause of death in African American women aged 35-44 and the third leading cause of death in African American men, aged 35-44, in 2007.
9. Hispanics accounted for 19 percent of AIDS cases in 2008, despite making up only 15 percent of the U.S. population.
Hispanics are 2.8 times more likely to be diagnosed with AIDS than Whites.
Hispanic males were also 2.5 times more likely to die of AIDS than their non-Hispanic White counterparts in 2007.
Hispanic women were 3.6 times more likely to die from AIDS.
Stats are courtesy of www.blackdemographics.com and more...
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