cities / towns The Best Cities for African Americans

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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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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Atlanta Georgia

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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Charlotte North Carolina

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

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Durham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Durham North Carolina

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York City New York

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Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Raleigh North Carolina

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

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

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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Columbus Ohio

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nashville Tennessee

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Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baltimore Maryland

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Richmond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Richmond Virginia

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Los Angeles California

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Chicago Illinois

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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

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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New Orleans Lousiana

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Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Diego California

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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Memphis Tennessee

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Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Greensboro North Carolina

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Seattle Washington, USA

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

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Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Wilmington North Carolina

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Oakland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Oakland California, USA

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Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Miami Gardens Florida

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Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baton Rouge Louisiana

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Miami Florida, USA

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

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Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Norfolk Virginia, USA

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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Sacramento California, USA

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

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

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Orlando Florida, USA

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Newark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Newark New Jersey, USA

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Mount Dora, Florida is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Mount Dora, Florida

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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Charleston South Carolina

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Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Birmingham Alabama

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Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Vallejo California, USA

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Austin Texas, USA

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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Toledo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Toledo Ohio, USA

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Rochester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Rochester New York

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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Cleveland Ohio

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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Kansas City Missouri, USA

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Long Beach California, USA

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Detroit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Detroit Michigan

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Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Chattanooga Tennessee