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

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

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

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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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New York City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York City New York

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

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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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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Los Angeles California

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Richmond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Richmond Virginia

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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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Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Jacksonville Florida

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Memphis Tennessee

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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New Orleans Lousiana

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Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Diego California

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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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Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Wilmington North Carolina

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Seattle Washington, USA

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

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Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Miami Gardens Florida

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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Savannah Georgia

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

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

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

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Orlando Florida, 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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Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Norfolk Virginia, USA

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Antonio Texas, USA

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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Charleston South Carolina

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

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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Kansas City Missouri, USA

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Mount Dora, Florida is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Mount Dora, Florida

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

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Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Birmingham Alabama

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

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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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Fresno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Fresno California, USA - California

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Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Chattanooga Tennessee

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Austin Texas, 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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Toledo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Toledo Ohio, USA

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