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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1,255 473
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

2
877 315
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

3
1,060 420
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

4
806 278
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

5
484 219
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

6
509 303
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

7
377 243
Durham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

8
447 271
New York City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York

9
327 208
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pennsylvania

10
175 172
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

11
182 97
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia, USA

12
285 290
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

13
225 143
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia

14
232 266
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

15
250 216
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Maryland

16
259 208
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio

17
161 132
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Nevada, USA

18
228 189
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Lousiana

19
265 235
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

20
179 154
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

21
89 53
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Virginia, USA

22
208 222
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Florida

23
174 160
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Washington, USA

24
256 296
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Illinois

25
184 209
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

26
145 138
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

27
109 98
Miami is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

28
68 51
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added California, USA

29
91 144
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

30
101 97
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

31
99 94
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Texas, USA

32
78 136
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

33
96 94
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

34
96 123
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

35
70 112
Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

36
108 149
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Louisiana

37
90 102
Austin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Texas, USA

38
51 67
Newark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added New Jersey, USA

39
93 115
Denver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Colorado, USA

40
96 129
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio

41
111 160
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Michigan

42
67 67
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Missouri, USA

43
41 58
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Ohio, USA

44
103 160
Boston is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Massachusetts

45
78 110
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Indiana

46
53 83
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Missouri, USA

47
47 76
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Silicon Valley, California, USA

48
54 78
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Pennsylvania, USA

49
70 106
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Arizona

50
81 140
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Alabama