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

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

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

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

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

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

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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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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Los Angeles California

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Oakland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Oakland California, USA

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Diego California

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Jacksonville Florida

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Seattle Washington, USA

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

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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Memphis Tennessee

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Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Greensboro North Carolina

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Miami Florida, USA

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Antonio Texas, USA

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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added Long Beach California, USA

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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Tampa Florida, USA

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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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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Chicago Illinois

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

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

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Austin Texas, USA

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

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Denver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Denver Colorado, USA

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

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Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Vallejo California, USA

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Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baton Rouge Louisiana

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Phoenix Arizona

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Newark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added Newark New Jersey, USA

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San Jose is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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

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Detroit is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Detroit Michigan

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Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Birmingham Alabama

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

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Fresno is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
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Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Miami Gardens Florida

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Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Indianapolis Indiana

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Toledo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Toledo Ohio, USA