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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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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee
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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added California, USA
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California
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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA
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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Texas, USA
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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA
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Austin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Texas, USA
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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Missouri, USA
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Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina
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Denver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Colorado, USA
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Detroit is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Michigan
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Newark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added New Jersey, USA
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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio
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Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Louisiana
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Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Indiana
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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Missouri, USA
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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Minnesota, USA
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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Arizona
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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Pennsylvania, USA
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Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA
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Boston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Massachusetts
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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Kentucky, USA
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Toledo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Ohio, USA
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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA