Snapshot of Black America

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Our Community at a Glance - What is the current state of Black America? The U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 report sheds light on trends in population growth, poverty, education, employment and more vital statistics. ? Britt Middleton

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Our Community at a Glance - What is the current state of Black America? The U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 report sheds light on trends in population growth, poverty, education, employment and more vital statistics. — Britt Middleton

Growth Ahead - $135.7 billion: receipts for Black-owned businesses in 2007, up 53.1 percent from 2002. The number of Black-owned businesses totaled 1.9 million in 2007, up 60.5 percent. Source: 2007 Survey of Business Owners (Photo: REUTERS/Tim Gaynor)

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Growth Ahead - $135.7 billion: receipts for Black-owned businesses in 2007, up 53.1 percent from 2002. The number of Black-owned businesses totaled 1.9 million in 2007, up 60.5 percent. Source: 2007 Survey of Business Owners (Photo: REUTERS/Tim Gaynor)

Tech Savvy - 28.2 percent: the percentage of African-Americans aged 16 and older who worked in management, business, science and arts occupations. Source: 2011 American Community Survey. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Tech Savvy - 28.2 percent: the percentage of African-Americans aged 16 and older who worked in management, business, science and arts occupations. Source: 2011 American Community Survey. (Photo: Getty Images)

Homestead - 43.4 percent: nationally, the percentage of Black householders who owned their homes in 2011. Source: 2011 American Community Survey. (Photo: REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

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Homestead - 43.4 percent: nationally, the percentage of Black householders who owned their homes in 2011. Source: 2011 American Community Survey. (Photo: REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

Strong Foundation - 45.2 percent: among families with African-American householders, the percentage of married couples in 2012. Source: 2012 Current Population Survey, Families and Living Arrangements.  (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Strong Foundation - 45.2 percent: among families with African-American householders, the percentage of married couples in 2012. Source: 2012 Current Population Survey, Families and Living Arrangements.  (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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In Good Hands - 80.5 percent: percentage of Blacks that were covered by health insurance during all or part of 2011. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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In Good Hands - 80.5 percent: percentage of Blacks that were covered by health insurance during all or part of 2011. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Poverty in Black America - 27.6 percent: poverty rate in 2011 for Blacks. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Poverty in Black America - 27.6 percent: poverty rate in 2011 for Blacks. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Income Disparities - $32,229: the annual median income of Black households in 2011, a decline of 2.7 percent from 2010. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011.  (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Strength in Numbers - 65 percent: voter turnout rate among African-Americans regardless of age in the 2008 presidential election, up about 5 percentage points from 2004. Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of 2008. (Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

Republicans and Government - In a Pew Research Center poll released Feb. 2, 57 percent of lower-income Republican and Republican-leaning voters said the government does too little for poor people; 18 percent said it does too much.(Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Heading to the Polls - 11.1 million: the number of Blacks who voted in the 2010 congressional election, an increase from 11 percent of the total electorate in 2006 to 12 percent in 2010. Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of 2010. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Rocking the Vote - 55 percent: turnout rate in the 2008 presidential election for the 18- to 24-year-old Black population, an eight percentage point increase from 2004. Blacks had the highest turnout rate in this age group. Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of 2008. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Rocking the Vote - 55 percent: turnout rate in the 2008 presidential election for the 18- to 24-year-old Black population, an eight percentage point increase from 2004. Blacks had the highest turnout rate in this age group. Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of 2008. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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True Identity  - 43.9 million: the number of African-Americans, either alone or in combination with one or more other races, on July 1, 2011, up 1.6 percent from the census on April 1, 2010. Source: Population Estimates. (Photo: Getty Images)

Future Projections - 77.4 million: the projected Black population of the United States (including those of more than one race) for July 1, 2060. On that date, according to the projection, Blacks would constitute 18.4 percent of the nation's total population. Source: Population Projections. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Future Projections - 77.4 million: the projected Black population of the United States (including those of more than one race) for July 1, 2060. On that date, according to the projection, Blacks would constitute 18.4 percent of the nation's total population. Source: Population Projections. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Great Graduates - 82.5 percent: the percentage of Blacks aged 25 and older with a high school diploma or higher in 2011. Source: 2011 American Community Survey. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Great Graduates - 82.5 percent: the percentage of Blacks aged 25 and older with a high school diploma or higher in 2011. Source: 2011 American Community Survey. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Higher Learning - 18.4 percent: the percentage of African-Americans aged 25 and older who had a bachelor's degree or higher in 2011. Source: 2011 American Community Survey. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Higher Learning - 18.4 percent: the percentage of African-Americans aged 25 and older who had a bachelor's degree or higher in 2011. Source: 2011 American Community Survey. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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College Enrollment  - 3.1 million: number of African-Americans enrolled in college in 2011, a 74 percent increase since 2001. Source: 2011 American Community Survey. (Photo: REUTERS/Tami Chappell)