Lighthouse Project: Who Is Who In The Black Community
Along racial lines, the minority population in majority-white Collier County is led by the black community, at about 7 percent. Asian and Native American-identified individuals follow, collectively accounting for less than 2 percent.
Because Hispanic is an ethnicity, not a race, it is not listed as an option during the U.S. Census’s surveys on race.
There are several realities within the local black community, which includes the Haitian immigrant experience — around 2.5 percent of Collier’s population was born in Haiti — and the historically African-American population with roots in the area going back several generations.