Question: How Black is Brooklyn? What is the Racial Composition of Brooklyn Today?
Until the 2010 US Census, the majority of Brooklyn residents were non-white. The 2010 census found that the largest single racial group among Brooklyn's 2.5 million residents were, in contrast, Caucasian.
Note that the City of New York contested the overall population count in the 2010 census. If the population overall is revised, it remains to be seen how the revised demographic breakdowns may also change.
Answer: The as-yet still unrevised 2010 US Census found the racial composition of Brooklyn to be as follows:
Brooklyn's Population by Race, According to the 2010 US CensusWhite 1,072,041
African American 860,083
American Indian and Alaska Native 13,524
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 1,243
Identified by two or more 76,304
Total Population: 2,504,700
Source: US Census.