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Black-Owned Business Percentages Compared to Other Race/Ethnicity-Owned Business Percentages

The following tables show information for businesses that have paid employees.  Three regions are presented; United States, Texas, and Dallas County.  The data in these tables reveal that not only are the percentages of Black-Owned businesses below the population percentages, but the earnings, employees, and payroll percentages are significantly below the population percentages.

United States

Data table with values from the U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners for 2012. The data shows, for businesses with employees in the United States, the column headings; number of businesses, annual sales, number of employees, annual payroll, and net annual sales after deducting payroll. The data rows for this table include the major races/ethnicities, White, Hispanic, Black/African-American, and Asian.

The estimated percentage of Black people in the United States in 2012 was 13.1%.  Compared to the business metrics listed above, the following results appear.

Number of Businesses Deficit Annual Receipts/Sales Deficit Employees Deficit Payroll Deficit Net Annual Receipts/Sales Deficit
2.1% -11.0% 0.9% -12.2% 1.7% -11.4% 1.3% -11.8% 0.9% -12.2%

Texas

The estimated percentage of Black people in Texas in 2012 was 12.3%.  Compared to the business metrics listed above, the following results appear.

Number of Businesses Deficit Annual Receipts/Sales Deficit Employees Deficit Payroll Deficit Net Annual Receipts/Sales Deficit
2.5% -9.8% 0.8% -11.5% 1.9% -10.4% 1.3% -11.0% 0.7% -11.6%

Dallas County

Data table with values from the U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners for 2012. The data shows, for businesses with employees in Dallas County, the column headings; number of businesses, annual sales, number of employees, annual payroll, and net annual sales after deducting payroll. The data rows for this table include the major races/ethnicities, White, Hispanic, Black/African-American, and Asian.

The estimated percentage of Black people in Dallas County in 2012 was 23.3%.  Compared to the business metrics listed above, the following results appear.

Number of Businesses Deficit Annual Receipts/Sales Deficit Employees Deficit Payroll Deficit Net Annual Receipts/Sales Deficit
3.4% -19.9% 1.3% -22.0% 2.8% -20.5% 1.5% -21.8% 1.2% -22.1%