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There are 43 million African-Americans in the United States, 13.7 percent of the total population, the second largest ethnic minority in the country.  The median age is 32 and 47 percent are under 35 years of age.

African-Americans wield tremendous buying power.  A 2013 Nielsen study showed numerous shopping trends, including household, health and beauty, travel, electronics and child related items.

“The Nielsen report is very encouraging because it shows the African-American population is a tremendous financial asset to this country’s economic recovery, ” says Calvin Harris, Jr., President & CEO of the National Association of Black Accountants.


Houston is the Nations’ 4th largest city

Houston is home to 30.25% of Texas’ African-American population.  African-Americans account for 25.3% of Houston’s population and 19% of the DMA.

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau:  American Profile Survey Profile:  Selig Center for Economic Growth Black consumers, has more wealth-and potential investment capital-as well as growing interest in keeping black dollars in the community. 

The June conference of the National Association of Black Accountants Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, fond that the African-American population is an economic force to be reckoned with, with a combined buying power in excess of $1.1 trillion.

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