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Black buying power by State

PROJECTION OF TOTAL BLACK BUYING POWER BY STATE
Ranked by Dollar Totals

(Date from the Selig Center's study, Multicultural Economy, 2004, Table 5, p. 20)
(thousands of dollars)

Total Buying Power in 2004 Total Buying Power in 2005 Total Buying Power in 2006 Total Buying Power in 2007 Total Buying Power in 2008 Total Buying Power in 2009 Percent Change 2004-2009 SHARE OF TOTAL 2009
UNITED STATES $ 723,108,552 $ 765,901,067 $ 811,368,905 $ 859,542,341 $ 910,579,582 $ 964,647,512 33% 100%
New York $ 67,767,914 $ 70,881,643 $ 74,149,894 $ 77,563,010 $ 81,127,004 $ 84,848,111 25% 9%
California $ 55,623,308 $ 58,211,470 $ 60,934,118 $ 63,777,148 $ 66,745,447 $ 69,844,076 26% 7%
Texas $ 53,039,904 $ 56,680,324 $ 60,580,653 $ 64,746,439 $ 69,195,460 $ 73,946,659 39% 8%
Georgia $ 49,485,899 $ 53,309,310 $ 57,428,201 $ 61,852,659 $ 66,603,696 $ 71,703,542 45% 7%
Florida $ 43,264,065 $ 46,204,217 $ 49,347,088 $ 52,701,305 $ 56,280,865 $ 60,100,673 39% 6%
Maryland $ 40,863,992 $ 43,501,260 $ 46,311,277 $ 49,296,901 $ 52,468,623 $ 55,837,524 37% 6%
Illinois $ 39,728,722 $ 41,962,517 $ 44,326,388 $ 46,820,748 $ 49,452,591 $ 52,229,272 31% 5%
North Carolina $ 32,518,812 $ 34,456,944 $ 36,508,084 $ 38,672,986 $ 40,956,705 $ 43,364,319 33% 4%
Virginia $ 30,382,189 $ 32,264,667 $ 34,267,981 $ 36,392,704 $ 38,645,922 $ 41,035,111 35% 4%
Michigan $ 30,046,956 $ 31,665,851 $ 33,374,656 $ 35,174,167 $ 37,069,072 $ 39,064,292 30% 4%
New Jersey $ 28,627,350 $ 30,130,402 $ 31,720,052 $ 33,388,622 $ 35,139,601 $ 36,976,592 29% 4%
Ohio $ 26,018,486 $ 27,388,063 $ 28,830,930 $ 30,349,165 $ 31,946,661 $ 33,627,508 29% 3%
Pennsylvania $ 25,650,465 $ 26,992,312 $ 28,406,033 $ 29,892,644 $ 31,455,810 $ 33,099,373 29% 3%
Louisiana $ 22,832,611 $ 24,221,260 $ 25,694,457 $ 27,255,857 $ 28,910,637 $ 30,664,270 34% 3%
South Carolina $ 19,242,923 $ 20,336,433 $ 21,492,076 $ 22,711,783 $ 23,998,901 $ 25,356,926 32% 3%
Alabama $ 18,946,281 $ 20,040,360 $ 21,197,015 $ 22,418,722 $ 23,708,924 $ 25,071,218 32% 3%
Tennessee $ 18,470,823 $ 19,665,128 $ 20,935,930 $ 22,286,223 $ 23,720,571 $ 25,243,737 37% 3%
Mississippi $ 15,380,262 $ 16,383,814 $ 17,452,159 $ 18,588,681 $ 19,797,565 $ 21,083,233 37% 2%
Missouri $ 12,975,304 $ 13,735,427 $ 14,540,651 $ 15,392,663 $ 16,294,147 $ 17,247,936 33% 2%
Indiana $ 10,889,259 $ 11,566,172 $ 12,285,331 $ 13,048,650 $ 13,858,784 $ 14,718,547 35% 2%
Massachusetts $ 8,107,461 $ 8,567,556 $ 9,054,749 $ 9,568,886 $ 10,111,385 $ 10,683,732 32% 1%
District of Columbia $ 8,080,247 $ 8,284,670 $ 8,494,269 $ 8,708,371 $ 8,927,042 $ 9,150,342 13% 1%
Connecticut $ 7,413,183 $ 7,790,834 $ 8,188,323 $ 8,605,505 $ 9,043,308 $ 9,502,698 28% 1%
Arkansas $ 6,228,260 $ 6,589,957 $ 6,972,016 $ 7,375,077 $ 7,800,110 $ 8,248,100 32% 1%
Kentucky $ 5,589,871 $ 5,918,379 $ 6,266,384 $ 6,634,587 $ 7,024,132 $ 7,436,222 33% 1%
Wisconsin $ 5,447,297 $ 5,819,115 $ 6,216,519 $ 6,640,769 $ 7,093,649 $ 7,577,058 39% 1%
Washington $ 5,037,360 $ 5,389,580 $ 5,767,685 $ 6,171,937 $ 6,604,108 $ 7,066,089 40% 1%
Oklahoma $ 4,730,562 $ 5,008,937 $ 5,303,929 $ 5,616,054 $ 5,946,289 $ 6,295,661 33% 1%
Colorado $ 4,174,577 $ 4,454,879 $ 4,754,475 $ 5,074,097 $ 5,415,073 $ 5,778,819 38% 1%
Minnesota $ 3,994,040 $ 4,388,417 $ 4,821,833 $ 5,297,401 $ 5,819,123 $ 6,391,369 60% 1%
Arizona $ 3,630,171 $ 3,910,224 $ 4,212,426 $ 4,537,908 $ 4,888,454 $ 5,265,988 45% 1%
Nevada $ 3,611,730 $ 3,959,165 $ 4,341,590 $ 4,760,473 $ 5,219,229 $ 5,721,590 58% 1%
Delaware $ 3,534,266 $ 3,777,999 $ 4,038,793 $ 4,317,084 $ 4,613,998 $ 4,930,729 40% 1%
Kansas $ 3,038,469 $ 3,196,055 $ 3,361,912 $ 3,536,228 $ 3,719,421 $ 3,911,930 29% 0.41%
Nebraska $ 1,382,297 $ 1,466,121 $ 1,554,955 $ 1,648,967 $ 1,748,434 $ 1,853,645 34% 0.19%
Iowa $ 1,153,008 $ 1,227,587 $ 1,306,971 $ 1,391,396 $ 1,481,170 $ 1,576,620 37% 0.16%
Oregon $ 1,145,139 $ 1,217,839 $ 1,295,225 $ 1,377,405 $ 1,464,662 $ 1,557,296 36% 0.16%
West Virginia $ 1,000,458 $ 1,047,373 $ 1,096,517 $ 1,147,958 $ 1,201,802 $ 1,258,161 26% 0.13%
Rhode Island $ 880,055 $ 928,950 $ 980,520 $ 1,034,869 $ 1,092,139 $ 1,152,478 31% 0.12%
New Mexico $ 729,339 $ 774,417 $ 822,324 $ 873,122 $ 926,978 $ 984,073 35% 0.10%
Hawaii $ 570,794 $ 592,524 $ 614,695 $ 637,636 $ 661,370 $ 685,923 20% 0.07%
Alaska $ 549,151 $ 569,983 $ 591,738 $ 614,310 $ 637,729 $ 662,026 21% 0.07%
Utah $ 431,753 $ 470,274 $ 512,253 $ 557,956 $ 607,713 $ 661,879 53% 0.07%
New Hampshire $ 230,789 $ 244,408 $ 258,846 $ 274,131 $ 290,311 $ 307,439 33% 0.03%
Maine $ 149,842 $ 159,393 $ 169,557 $ 180,369 $ 191,868 $ 204,099 36% 0.02%
Idaho $ 122,023 $ 132,425 $ 143,719 $ 155,974 $ 169,274 $ 183,705 51% 0.02%
South Dakota $ 98,601 $ 105,670 $ 113,252 $ 121,376 $ 130,080 $ 139,405 41% 0.01%
Wyoming $ 94,475 $ 99,965 $ 105,775 $ 111,924 $ 118,429 $ 125,311 33% 0.01%
North Dakota $ 73,808 $ 77,706 $ 81,813 $ 86,135 $ 90,683 $ 95,469 29% 0.01%
Vermont $ 62,836 $ 67,895 $ 73,363 $ 79,270 $ 85,652 $ 92,547 47% 0.01%
Montana $ 61,166 $ 65,200 $ 69,503 $ 74,091 $ 78,981 $ 84,194 38% 0.01%

Source: Issues in Multicultural Marketing

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Portions of this article was originally published in the November 7, 2011 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper

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