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General Demographics

by Alfred W. Stuart

Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2010.

Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. Managing editor: Alfred W. Stuart.

General Demographics- Part 5: African American

Part 5: African American

Figure 19: Black population

The distribution of African Americans in North Carolina is pretty much a reciprocal pattern to the distribution of the white population in North Carolina. Six counties in northeastern North Carolina have African American majorities while most other Coastal Plain counties had shares between 25 and 50 percent (Figure 19). Some of the more populous Piedmont metro counties, including Mecklenburg, Forsyth and Guilford, had similar shares. To the west the proportion declines and most of the mountain counties had shares of less than five percent.

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