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New government data from the March 1999 Current Population Survey presents a detailed profile of the African American population today. Topics covered include age, marital status, family type and size, education, occupation, income, poverty, and housing. There's also comparable national data for non-Hispanic whites. Click on "Detailed Tables" to find the charts you need. Among the major findings: In 1999, 45 percent of black households were maintained by women without a husband present, and about 46 percent of black householders owned their home. Nearly half of black married-couple families (48 percent) reported incomes of $50,000 or more.

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