42.5 million: The number of people identifying as black or African-American in the U.S. African-Americans make up 13.7% of the U.S. population.
31: The median age for African-Americans. The cohort is younger than the general U.S. public, which boasts a median age of 37.3.
32.7: The percentage of African-Americans 25 years and over that some college or an associate's degree, the largest plurality for educational attainment. The next largest plurality, 31.2 percent, have a high school diploma, followed closely by 17.4 percent with less than a high school diploma. About 12 percent have a bachelor's degree.
82.6%: The percentage of African-Americans who possess at least a high school diploma or higher.
38.9 million: The number of African-Americans who were born in the U.S. Just 9 percent of blacks or African-Americans say they were born outside of the country.
29.5%: The largest plurality of African-Americans are employed in the educational services, health care or social assistance industries. This is followed by retail trade (11.2 percent) and arts, entertainment/accommodation and food services (9.6 percent).
$33,460: The median household income for African-Americans. That's much lower higher than the general U.S. population at $50,502.