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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1,386 518
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

2
936 344
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

3
1,145 448
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

4
863 300
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

5
518 236
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

6
543 318
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

7
404 255
Durham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

8
350 221
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pennsylvania

9
474 293
New York City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York

10
187 194
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

11
247 151
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia

12
198 108
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia, USA

13
304 312
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

14
265 231
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Maryland

15
247 287
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

16
272 213
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio

17
175 141
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Nevada, USA

18
242 194
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Lousiana

19
281 245
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

20
219 228
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Florida

21
189 166
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

22
190 172
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Washington, USA

23
94 59
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Virginia, USA

24
195 221
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

25
265 317
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Illinois