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[AL] Black Population

The Black population is not evenly distributed throughout the state. There are 10 counties in Alabama where blacks are a majority of the population. They are, in rank order:

County Percent Black Population
Macon County 86.2
Greene County 80.6
Lowndes County 74.9
Bullock County 72.7
Sumter County 70.7
Wilcox County 69.2
Perry County 64.8
Hale County 59.7
Dallas County 58.3
Marengo County 51.1

Source: 1990 Census of Population and Alabama State Data Center, special tabulation.

Alabama's black population is growing faster than the white population. Alabama's black residents are more concentrated in younger age groups, while at the same time the white population has more concentration than the black population in ages over 45. In the coming decades a larger percentage of black women than white women will be of child bearing age.

In 1990 white women in Alabama averaged 1.8 children in their lifetime, while nonwhite women averaged 2.45. These fertility rates are expected to continue into the next century, and in this respect Alabama is following a national trend.

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