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List Rules U.S. cities with large African American populations that have welcoming and thriving black communities

If you are looking for a new city to relocate your family to or just start over by yourself, this list of the best cities and towns for African American people to live will help you determine which cities are best overall for African Americans? Before packing up all of your worldly belongings into a U-Haul and heading out on the road, you should find out which cities are best for the needs of African American people. The cities on this list are highly populated by other African American people, so there are strong communities filled with the types of amenities that any family could need.

These places also cover some of the most essential aspects of finding a great place to live for African Americans and black families. There are a high percentage of black college graduates in some of these cities, so the universities have a history of being positive for African Americans. These cities also have good public education, a strong cultural community, affordable housing, and a great employment record.

You may want to leave your old life behind for the warm community of New Orleans or the strong educational system of Dallas. This list includes all of the best cities for all types of purposes for African Americans. Do you live in one of these cities? Help determine the top cities for African Americans by voting on the list below!

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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Charlotte North Carolina

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+ - 462 194
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

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+ - 531 236
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Atlanta Georgia

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+ - 431 170
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Houston Texas

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+ - 195 121
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Raleigh North Carolina

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+ - 192 138
Durham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Durham North Carolina

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+ - 232 164
New York City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York City New York

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+ - 232 178
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Dallas Texas

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+ - 174 146
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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+ - 171 143
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nashville Tennessee

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+ - 169 144
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Columbus Ohio

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+ - 160 174
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Los Angeles California

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+ - 50 32
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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+ - 139 138
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baltimore Maryland

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+ - 113 94
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Richmond Virginia

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+ - 130 164
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Diego California

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+ - 126 143
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Jacksonville Florida

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Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Greensboro North Carolina

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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Memphis Tennessee

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+ - 52 51
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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+ - 74 70
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Seattle Washington, USA

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+ - 116 138
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New Orleans Lousiana

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+ - 173 214
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Chicago Illinois

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+ - 84 88
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Savannah Georgia

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+ - 69 100
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Oakland California, USA

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+ - 60 76
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Wilmington North Carolina

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Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Norfolk Virginia, USA

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Miami Florida, USA

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Antonio Texas, USA

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Orlando Florida, USA

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+ - 77 99
Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Miami Gardens Florida

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+ - 42 50
Denver is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Denver Colorado, USA

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+ - 32 36
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tampa Florida, USA

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Austin Texas, USA

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+ - 62 96
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baton Rouge Louisiana

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+ - 37 68
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Sacramento California, USA

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+ - 11 18
Newark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Newark New Jersey, USA

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+ - 9 17
Mount Dora, Florida is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Mount Dora, Florida

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+ - 35 67
Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Vallejo California, USA

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+ - 50 87
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Birmingham Alabama

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+ - 8 10
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Long Beach California, USA

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+ - 47 85
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Cleveland Ohio

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+ - 68 106
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Charleston South Carolina

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+ - 54 99
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Detroit Michigan

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+ - 18 29
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Kansas City Missouri, USA

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+ - 7 20
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Toledo Ohio, USA

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+ - 53 85
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Rochester New York

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+ - 16 27
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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+ - 36 82
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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+ - 7 22
Sanford, Florida is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Sanford, Florida