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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
North Carolina
2
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia
3
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
4
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pennsylvania
5
Houston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas
6
New York City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York
7
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina
8
Durham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina
9
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California
10
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Maryland
11
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio
12
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia, USA
13
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas
14
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia
15
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Washington, USA
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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Lousiana
17
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee
18
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Illinois
19
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA
20
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Nevada, USA
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California
22
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added California, USA
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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia
24
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Florida
25
Miami is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA