Black ǀ African American
Black New Yorkers are African Americans sampled in the state of New York. New York City has the largest population of self-defined black residents of any U.S. city, more black people than the entire state of California. Some of these (about 700,000) are immigrants and descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean (especially from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, Belize, Grenada, and Haiti), and of sub-Saharan Africans.
The Black – New York population data represent DNA samples from 75 African-American (African American) individuals in the state of New York. Samples were provided by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Crime Laboratory. For details on this population, see
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library
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Source publication: CODIS STR Loci Data from 41 Sample Populations, J Forensic Sci, 2001, 46(3), 453-489.