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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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479 200
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

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548 243
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Atlanta Georgia

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443 177
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Houston Texas

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207 125
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Raleigh North Carolina

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198 142
Durham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Durham North Carolina

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239 169
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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244 184
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Dallas Texas

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179 150
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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176 148
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nashville Tennessee

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177 150
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Columbus Ohio

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56 38
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Mark Lanzarotta added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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165 182
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Los Angeles California

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145 143
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baltimore Maryland

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116 100
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Richmond Virginia

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60 54
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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137 170
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Diego California

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131 149
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Jacksonville Florida

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122 144
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New Orleans Lousiana

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124 147
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Memphis Tennessee

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90 90
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Savannah Georgia

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178 222
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Chicago Illinois

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90 91
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Greensboro North Carolina

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78 77
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Seattle Washington, USA

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40 31
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Antonio Texas, USA

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41 34
Miami is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Miami Florida, USA

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72 104
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Oakland California, USA

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28 26
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Norfolk Virginia, USA

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46 44
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Orlando Florida, USA

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62 82
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Wilmington North Carolina

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37 37
Austin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Austin Texas, USA

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48 54
Denver is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Denver Colorado, USA

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43 70
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Sacramento California, USA

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80 102
Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Miami Gardens Florida

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36 41
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Tampa Florida, USA

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66 98
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baton Rouge Louisiana

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14 23
Newark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added Newark New Jersey, USA

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12 12
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added Long Beach California, USA

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38 70
Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Vallejo California, USA

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51 87
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Cleveland Ohio

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11 21
Mount Dora, Florida is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pameka Hunt added Mount Dora, Florida

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53 91
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Birmingham Alabama

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72 110
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Charleston South Carolina

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3 3
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Phoenix Oregon, USA

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21 33
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Kansas City Missouri, USA

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39 85
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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56 103
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Detroit Michigan

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55 90
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Rochester New York

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18 31
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Louisville Kentucky, USA

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1 3
Saint Paul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Saint Paul Minnesota, USA