42 million - Estimated population of black residents in the U.S. as of July 1, 2010 (including those of more than one race)
65.7 million - Projected black U.S. population for July 1, 2050 (including those of more than one race)
82% - Among blacks 25 and older, the percentage with a high school diploma or higher in 2010.
Serving in the Military
2.4 million - Number of single-race black military veterans in the U.S. in 2010. More military veterans are black than any other minority group.
16.1 million - The number of blacks who voted in the 2008 presidential election, up by about 2.1 million from the 2004 presidential election.
55% - Turnout rate in the 2008 presidential election for the 18- to 24-year-old citizen black population, an 8 percent increase from 2004. Blacks had the highest turnout rate in this age group.
65% - Turnout rate among black citizens in the 2008 presidential election, up about 5 percentage points from 2004.
44.2% - Nationally, the percentage of households with a householder who was single-race black who lived in owner-occupied homes.