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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1,319 493
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

2
907 327
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

3
1,100 427
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

4
832 289
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

5
506 226
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

6
524 310
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

7
394 247
Durham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

8
460 280
New York City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York

9
338 213
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pennsylvania

10
194 99
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia, USA

11
181 182
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

12
239 145
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia

13
296 299
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

14
259 219
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Maryland

15
239 274
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

16
267 208
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio

17
166 136
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Nevada, USA

18
234 191
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Lousiana

19
271 238
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

20
92 54
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Virginia, USA

21
183 160
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

22
212 224
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Florida

23
180 164
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Washington, USA

24
259 301
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Illinois

25
186 213
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

26
147 140
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

27
71 53
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added California, USA

28
112 103
Miami is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

29
94 150
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

30
104 98
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

31
101 96
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Texas, USA

32
80 139
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

33
98 99
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

34
96 126
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

35
72 114
Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

36
94 105
Austin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Texas, USA

37
109 154
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Louisiana

38
53 70
Newark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added New Jersey, USA

39
94 117
Denver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Colorado, USA

40
97 134
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio

41
113 166
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Michigan

42
68 69
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Missouri, USA

43
42 61
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Ohio, USA

44
79 111
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Indiana

45
105 166
Boston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Massachusetts

46
55 86
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Missouri, USA

47
56 79
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Pennsylvania, USA

48
73 110
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Arizona

49
47 81
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Silicon Valley, California, USA

50
83 145
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Alabama