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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492 204
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

3
556 249
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Atlanta Georgia

4
453 179
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Houston Texas

5
216 130
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Raleigh North Carolina

6
205 146
Durham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Durham North Carolina

7
245 173
New York City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York City New York

8
255 187
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Dallas Texas

9
187 153
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

10
180 152
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Columbus Ohio

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178 151
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nashville Tennessee

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59 40
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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148 146
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baltimore Maryland

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168 186
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Los Angeles California

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118 101
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Richmond Virginia

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63 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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142 171
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Diego California

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134 151
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Jacksonville Florida

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127 148
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New Orleans Lousiana

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126 149
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Memphis Tennessee

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92 92
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Savannah Georgia

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91 92
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Greensboro North Carolina

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43 32
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Antonio Texas, USA

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80 79
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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32 27
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Norfolk Virginia, USA

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180 228
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Chicago Illinois

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46 38
Miami is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Miami Florida, USA

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75 107
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Oakland California, USA

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48 46
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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66 83
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Wilmington North Carolina

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40 39
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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51 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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39 41
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Tampa Florida, USA

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46 72
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Sacramento California, USA

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68 99
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baton Rouge Louisiana

36
81 105
Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Miami Gardens Florida

37
16 13
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added Long Beach California, USA

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15 25
Newark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added Newark New Jersey, USA

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40 71
Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Vallejo California, USA

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55 92
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Birmingham Alabama

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52 89
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Cleveland Ohio

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11 23
Mount Dora, Florida is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pameka Hunt added Mount Dora, Florida

43
4 5
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Phoenix Oregon, USA

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41 87
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

45
22 34
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Kansas City Missouri, USA

46
73 114
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Charleston South Carolina

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11 26
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Toledo Ohio, USA

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18 29
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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57 105
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Detroit Michigan

50
20 33
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Louisville Kentucky, USA