Who We Are: Blacks, 3rd Edition

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  • Book
  • Region: United States
  • 298 Pages
  • New Strategist Publications, Inc
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Blacks are making significant gains in education and earning power. Here are the details about their socioeconomic characteristics.

Who We Are: Blacks brings you the facts you need about the size and characteristics of this fast-growing and politically powerful minority. Its 11 chapters examine Black attitudes, education, health, housing, income, labor force status, living arrangements, population, spending, time use, and wealth.

In addition to 2014 population estimates of the numbers of Blacks nationally and by state, Who We Are: Blacks includes socioeconomic data on the Black population. It has detailed spending data for Black households and an update on Black household wealth - including the impact of the Great Recession on Black net worth, assets, and debt. Results from the American Time Use Survey can also be found here, profiling Black time use and comparing it to the averages. Attitudinal data from the General Social Survey compare and contrast Black attitudes with those of Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites on a whole range of issues.

While the government collected the data in Who We Are: Blacks, the tables are not reprints from government reports. Instead, New Strategist’s editors spent hundreds of hours scouring web sites, compiling numbers into meaningful statistics, and creating tables with calculations that reveal the trends. New Strategist has done the work for you, delving into the data and providing analysis and comparisons, placing the important information about Blacks at your fingertips.

The substantial educational, employment, and economic gains made by Blacks over the past few decades and documented in these pages, are contrary to popular perception and media portrayals, but these realities are of utmost importance to policymakers and business leaders. Who We Are: Blacks gives you the information you need to discover and become familiar with the large and growing Black population and its many unique characteristics.

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Introduction

Executive Summary: What You Need to Know about Blacks

Chapter 1. Attitudes

  • Highlights
  • Most People Say They Are Pretty Happy
  • Most Think Hard Work Leads to Success
  • Blacks and Hispanics Call Themselves Working Class
  • Blacks and Hispanics Are Optimistic
  • The Two-Child Family Is Most Popular
  • Religion Is Important to Most Americans
  • Most Hispanics Support Same-Sex Marriage
  • Television News Is Most Important
  • Most Support Gun Control
  • Asians and Hispanics Are Least Likely to Vote

Chapter 2. Education

  • Highlights
  • Black Educational Attainment Is Only Slightly below Average
  • Blacks Represent a Large Share of the Nation’s Students
  • Black College Enrollment Rate Has Fallen
  • Blacks Earn 10 Percent of Bachelor’s Degrees

Chapter 3. Health

  • Highlights
  • Blacks Are Less Likely to Say Their Health Is Excellent or Very Good
  • Among Blacks, Fewer than One in Five Smoke Cigarettes
  • Most Blacks Are Overweight
  • Most Black Children Are Born to Single Mothers
  • Number of Uninsured Blacks Declined by 1.7 Million
  • Twelve Percent of Blacks Have Diabetes
  • Heart Disease Is Leading Cause of Death among Blacks

Chapter 4. Housing

  • Highlights
  • Black Homeownership Rate Has Declined
  • Most Black Homeowners Live in the South
  • Most Black Married Couples Are Homeowners
  • Black Homeowners Are Achieving the American Dream
  • Most Blacks Live in a Neighborhood of Single-Family Homes
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  • Most Black Homeowners Rate Their House Highly
  • Black Mobility Is above Average

Chapter 5. Income

  • Highlights
  • Median Income of Black Households Has Declined
  • Most Black Couples Have Incomes above $70,000
  • Black Men and Women Have Lost Ground
  • Median Income of Black Men Peaks in the 45-to-54 Age Group.
  • Black Earnings Rise with Education.
  • More than One in Four Blacks Are Poor

Chapter 6. Labor Force

  • Highlights
  • Nearly Two-Thirds of Black Men Are in the Labor Force
  • Many Blacks Work in Managerial and Professional Occupations
  • Most Black Workers Have College Experience
  • Black Households Have Fewer Earners
  • Few Blacks Earn Minimum Wage or Less
  • Black Labor Force Will Grow by Nearly 2 Million

Chapter 7. Living Arrangements

  • Highlights
  • Few Black Households Are Headed by Married Couples
  • People Who Live Alone Account for More than One-Third of Black Households
  • Black Households Are Slightly More Likely to Include Children
  • Many Blacks Have Never Married

Chapter 8. Population

  • Highlights
  • Black Population Is Growing Faster than Average
  • Black Population Is Younger than Average
  • Most Blacks Live in the South

Chapter 9. Spending

  • Highlights
  • Average Spending of Black Households Climbed in 2014
  • Black Households Spend Less than the Average Household
  • Blacks Spend More than Average on Footwear

Chapter 10.Time Use

  • Highlights
  • Work Ranks Third in Time Use among Blacks
  • Blacks Spend More Time Participating in Religious Activities
  • Blacks Are More Likely to Participate in Educational Activities

Chapter 11. Wealth

  • Highlights
  • Net Worth Plummeted for Blacks and Hispanics
  • Financial Asset Values Fell between 2010 and 2013
  • Nonfinancial Assets Are the Foundation of Household Wealth
  • Most Households Headed by Blacks or Hispanics Are in Debt

List of Tables
Chapter 1. Attitudes
1.1 General Happiness, 2014 
1.2 Happiness of Marriage, 2014 
1.3 Life Exciting or Dull, 2014                   
1.4 Trust in Others, 2014                   
1.5 How People Get Ahead, 2014
1.6 Geographic Mobility since Age 16, 2014  
1.7 Social Class Membership, 2014
1.8 Family Income Relative to Others, 2014 
1.9 Satisfaction with Financial Situation, 2014 
1.10 Change in Financial Situation, 2014              
1.11 Parents’ Standard of Living, 2014
1.12 Children’s Standard of Living, 2014              
1.13 Standard of Living Will Improve, 2014 
1.14 Ideal Number of Children, 2014                  .
1.15 Better for Man to Work, Woman to Tend Home, 2014
1.16 Working Mother’s Relationship with Children, 2014            
1.17 Should Government Help the Sick, 2014               
1.18 Attitude toward Science, 2014 
1.19 Attitude toward Evolution, 2014          
1.20 Religious Preference, 2014               
1.21 Degree of Religiosity, 2014 
1.22 Confidence in the Existence of God, 2014
1.23 Attendance at Religious Services, 2014 
1.24 Belief in the Bible, 2014                
1.25 Premarital Sex, 2014                    
1.26 Homosexual Relations, 2014 
1.27 Legality of Gay Marriage, 2014
1.28 Spend Evening with Relatives, 2014 
1.29 Spend Evening with Friends, 2014                
1.30 Main Source of Information about Events in the News, 2014
1.31 Political Leanings, 2014
1.32 Political Party Affiliation, 2014 
1.33 Favor or Oppose Death Penalty for Murder, 2014
1.34 Favor or Oppose Gun Permits, 2014               
1.35 Voting Rate in Presidential Elections by Race and Hispanic Origin, 1992 to 2012    
1.36 Voting Rate in Congressional Elections by Race and Hispanic Origin, 1990 to 2014
1.37 Voters by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012
Chapter 2. Education
2.1 Educational Attainment of Total People and Blacks, 2015          
2.2 Educational Attainment of Blacks by Age, 2015 
2.3 Educational Attainment of Black Men by Age, 2015           
2.4 Educational Attainment of Black Women by Age, 2015 
2.5 Total and Black School Enrollment by Age, 2014 
2.6 School Enrollment of Blacks by Age and Sex, 2014 
2.7 Total and Black School Enrollment by Grade, 2014 
2.8 Enrollment in Public Elementary and Secondary School by State, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012                   
2.9 Black Families with Children Enrolled in School by Family Income, 2014 
2.10 Total and Black College Enrollment Rate, 2000 to 2013           
2.11 Total and Black College Enrollment, 2000 to 2014 
2.12 Total and Black College Enrollment by Age, 2014 
2.13 Black College Enrollment by Age and Sex, 2014
2.14 Black Share of College Enrollment by Type of School, 2014 
2.15 College Enrollment of Blacks by Type of School and Attendance Status, 2014 
2.16 Associate’s Degrees Earned by Total People and Blacks by Field of Study, 2012-13
2.17 Bachelor’s Degrees Earned by Total People and Blacks by Field of Study, 2012-13
2.18 Master’s Degrees Earned by Total People and Blacks by Field of Study, 2012-13     
2.19 Doctoral Degrees Earned by Total People and Blacks by Field of Study, 2012-13     
2.20 Degrees Earned by Total People and Blacks in Selected Professional Fields, 2012-13 
Chapter 3. Health
3.1 Health Status of Total People and Blacks, 2013   
3.2 Black Health Status, 2000 and 2013               
3.3 Smoking Status of Total People and Blacks, 2013
3.4 Drinking Status of Total People and Blacks, 2013
3.5 Average Measured Weight of Blacks by Age and Sex, 2007-10 
3.6 Weight Status of Total People and Blacks, 2013 
3.7 Births to Total and Non-Hispanic Black Women by Age, 2014         
3.8 Births to Non-Hispanic Black Women by Age and Marital Status, 2013
3.9 Births to Total and Non-Hispanic Black Women by Birth Order, 2014
3.10 Births to Total and Non-Hispanic Black Women by State, 2014
3.11 People without Health Insurance by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013 and 2014
3.12 Health Insurance Coverage of Total People and Blacks by Age, 2014
3.13 Health Insurance Coverage of Blacks by Age, 2014 
3.14 Blacks with Private Health Insurance Coverage by Age, 2014 
3.15 Blacks with Government Health Insurance Coverage by Age, 2014
3.16 Health Conditions among Total People and Blacks, 2013 
3.17 Health Conditions among Total and Black Children, 2013 
3.18 Health Care Visits by Total People and Blacks, 2013           
3.19 Difficulties in Physical Functioning among Total People and Blacks, 2013 
3.20 Leading Causes of Death among Blacks, 2013 
3.21 Life Expectancy of Total People and Blacks at Birth and Age 65, 2013 
Chapter 4. Housing
4.1 Total and Black Homeownership Rate, 2000 to 2014 
4.2 Total and Black Homeownership Rate by Age of Householder, 2013
4.3 Total and Black Homeowners by Age of Householder, 2013
4.4 Total and Black Renters by Age of Householder, 2013 
4.5 Black Homeownership Status by Age of Householder, 2013
4.6 Total and Black Homeownership Rate by Region, 2013 
4.7 Total and Black Homeowners by Region, 2013          
4.8 Total and Black Renters by Region, 2013         
4.9 Black Homeownership Status by Region, 2013          
4.10 Total and Black Homeownership Rate by Household Type, 2013      
4.11 Total and Black Homeowners by Household Type, 2013        
4.12 Total and Black Renters by Household Type, 2013 
4.13 Black Homeownership Status by Household Type, 2013       
4.14 Structure of Housing Units Occupied by Blacks, 2013 
4.15 Rooms in Housing Units Occupied by Blacks, 2013
4.16 Amenities in Housing Units Occupied by Blacks, 2013        
4.17 Neighborhood Characteristics of Black Households, 2013 
4.18 Neighborhood Amenities of Black Households, 2013
4.19 Opinion of Neighborhood among Blacks by Homeownership Status, 2013 
4.20 Housing Value for Total and Black Homeowners, 2013      
4.21 Total and Black Homeowners by Mortgage Characteristics, 2013      
4.22 Opinion of Housing Unit among Blacks by Homeownership Status, 2013
4.23 Total and Black Movers by Age, 2014-15
4.24 Geographical Mobility of Blacks by Age, 2014-15         
4.25 Main Reason for Moving among Black Movers, 2014-15     
Chapter 5. Income
5.1 Median Income of Total and Black Households, 2000 to 2014 
5.2 Household Income by Household Type, 2014: Black Households
5.3 Household Income by Age of Householder, 2014: Black Households      
5.4 Median Household Income by Type of Household and Age of Householder, 2014: Black Households 
5.5 Income of Black Households by Educational Attainment of Householder, 2014    
5.6 Income of Black Households by Region, 2014 
5.7 Median Income of Total and Black Men, 2000 to 2014
5.8 Median Income of Total and Black Women, 2000 to 2014 
5.9 Income of Black Men by Age, 2014        
5.10 Income of Black Women by Age, 2014 
5.11 Median Income of Total and Black Men Who Work Full-Time, 2000 to 2014 
5.12 Median Income of Total and Black Women Who Work Full-Time, 2000 to 2014   
5.13 Median Income of Blacks Who Work Full-Time by Sex, 2000 to 2014      
5.14 Earnings of Black Men Who Work Full-Time by Education, 2014
5.15 Earnings of Black Women Who Work Full-Time by Education, 2014
5.16 Total People and Blacks below Poverty Level, 2000 to 2014 
5.17 Total People and Blacks below Poverty Level by Age, 2014       
5.18 Blacks below Poverty Level by Age and Sex, 2014            
5.19 Number and Percent of Black Families below Poverty Level by Family Type, 2000 to 2014 
5.20 Number and Percent of Black Families with Children below Poverty Level by Family Type, 2000 to 2014 
Chapter 6. Labor Force
6.1 Total and Black Labor Force by Sex and Age, 2014 
6.2 Labor Force Participation Rate of Total People and Blacks by Sex and Age, 2014    
6.3 Labor Force Participation Rate of Blacks by Detailed Age and Sex, 2014 
6.4 Employment Status of Blacks by Sex and Age, 2014        
6.5 Unemployment Rate of Total People and Blacks by Sex and Age, 2014      
6.6 Total and Black Workers by Occupation, 2014         
6.7 Black Workers by Detailed Occupation, 2014 
6.8 Black Workers by Industry, 2014 
6.9 Black Workers by Educational Attainment, 2014       
6.10 Total and Black Workers by Job Tenure, 2014        
6.11 Black Workers by Full-Time and Part-Time Status, Age, and Sex, 2014    
6.12 Black Part-Time Workers by Age, Sex, and Reason, 2014
6.13 Black Households by Number of Earners, 2014         
6.14 Black Married Couples by Labor Force Status of Husband and Wife, 2014
6.15 Black Minimum Wage Workers, 2014 
6.16 Union Representation of Total and Black Workers, 2014       
6.17 Journey to Work by Blacks, 2013
6.18 Black Labor Force Projections, 2014 and 2024 
6.19 Black Labor Force Entrants and Leavers, 2014 to 2024        
Chapter 7. Living Arrangements
7.1 Total and Black Households by Age of Householder, 2015       
7.2 Total and Black Households by Household Type, 2015
7.3 Black Households by Age of Householder and Household Type, 2015
7.4 Total and Black Households by Size, 2015    
7.5 Blacks Who Live Alone by Sex and Age, 2015 
7.6 Total and Black Households with Children under Age 18 by Age of Householder, 2014
7.7 Total and Black Households with Children of Any Age by Age of Householder, 2014
7.8 Total and Black Households with Children by Type of Household, 2014 
7.9 Black Households by Age of Householder, Type of Household,  and Presence of Children under Age 18, 2014
7.10 Black Households by Age of Householder, Type of Household,  and Presence of Children of Any Age, 2014 
7.11 Living Arrangements of Total and Black Children, 2014       
7.12 Living Arrangements of Total and Black Adults, 2014 
7.13 Living Arrangements of Blacks by Sex, 2014 
7.14 Total and Black Marital Status, 2014           
7.15 Marital Status of Black Men by Age, 2014       
7.16 Marital Status of Black Women by Age, 2014
7.17 Marital History of Black Men by Age, 2009 
7.18 Marital History of Black Women by Age, 2009    
Chapter 8. Population
8.1 Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2010 and 2014 
8.2 Blacks by Hispanic Origin, 2014 
8.3 Blacks by Racial Identification, 2010 and 2014          
8.4 Projections of the Total and Black Populations, 2014 to 2050      
8.5 Black Share of Total Population by Age, 2014         
8.6 Blacks by Age, 2010 and 2014             
8.7 Blacks by Age and Sex, 2014
8.8 Total and Black Population by Region, 2014
8.9 Blacks by Region, 2010 and 2014 
8.10 Total and Black Population by State, 2014          
8.11 Blacks by State, 2010 and 2014 
8.12 Total and Black Population by Metropolitan Status, 2014     
8.13 Blacks by Metropolitan Status, 2010 and 2014 
8.14 Total and Black Population by Metropolitan Area, 2010
Chapter 9. Spending
9.1 Average Household Spending by Blacks, 2006 to 2014
9.2 Average Spending by Race and Hispanic Origin of Householder, 2014 
9.3 Indexed Spending by Race and Hispanic Origin of Householder, 2014      
9.4 Total Spending by Race and Hispanic Origin of Householder, 2014 
9.5 Market Shares by Race and Hispanic Origin of Householder, 2014 
9.6 Spending on Alcoholic Beverages by Black Households, 2014       
9.7 Spending on Apparel by Black Households, 2014
9.8 Spending on Entertainment by Black Households, 2014
9.9 Spending on Financial Products and Services by Black Households, 2014      
9.10 Spending on Gifts for People in Other Households by Black Households, 2014
9.11 Spending on Groceries by Black Households, 2014     
9.12 Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Black Households, 2014
9.13 Spending on Household Operations by Black Households, 2014 
9.14 Spending on Personal Care, Reading, Education, and Tobacco by Black Households, 2014 
9.15 Spending on Restaurant Meals by Black Households, 2014 
9.16 Spending on Shelter and Utilities by Black Households, 2014 
9.17 Spending on Transportation by Black Households, 2014        
Chapter 10. Time Use
10.1 Time Use of Total Blacks, 2014 
10.2 Time Use of Black Men, 2014 
10.3 Time Use of Black Women, 2014
10.4 Indexed Time Use of Total Blacks, 2014 
10.5 Indexed Time Use of Black Men, 2014 
10.6 Indexed Time Use of Black Women, 2014            .
10.7 Indexed Time Use of Blacks by Sex, 2014           
10.8 Indexed Participation in Primary Activities: Total Blacks, 2014 
10.9 Indexed Participation in Primary Activities: Black Men, 2014 
10.10 Indexed Participation in Primary Activities: Black Women, 2014       
10.11 Indexed Participation in Primary Activities: Blacks by Sex, 2014     
Chapter 11. Wealth
11.1  Net Worth of Households by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013 
11.2  Ownership and Value of Financial Assets by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013  
11.3  Ownership and Value of Transaction Accounts by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013 
11.4  Ownership and Value of Cash Value Life Insurance by Race and Hispanic Origin,  2007 to 2013 
11.5  Ownership and Value of Certificates of Deposit by Race and Hispanic Origin,  2007 to 2013 
11.6  Ownership and Value of Stock by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013 
11.7  Ownership and Value of Retirement Accounts by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013 
11.8  Ownership and Value of Pooled Investment Funds by Race and Hispanic Origin,  2007 to 2013 
11.9  Ownership and Value of Nonfinancial Assets by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013
11.10  Ownership and Value of Primary Residence by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013
11.11  Ownership and Value of Other Residential Property by Race and Hispanic Origin,  2007 to 2013 
11.12  Ownership and Value of Equity in Nonresidential Property by Race and Hispanic Origin,  2007 to 2013 
11.13  Ownership and Value of Vehicles by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013 
11.14  Ownership and Equity of Businesses by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013 
11.15  Households with Debt and Amount Owed by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013 
11.16  Households with Mortgage Debt and Amount Owed by Race and Hispanic Origin,  2007 to 2013 
11.17  Households with Home Equity Line of Credit Debt and Amount Owed by Race and  Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013    
11.18  Households with Credit Card Debt and Amount Owed by Race and Hispanic Origin,  2007 to 2013 
11.19  Households with Education Loans and Amount Owed by Race and Hispanic Origin,  2007 to 2013 
11.20  Households with Vehicle Loans and Amount Owed by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2007 to 2013 

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