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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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606 248
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Charlotte North Carolina

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2
516 210
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

3
589 253
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Atlanta Georgia

4
470 187
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Houston Texas

5
230 138
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Raleigh North Carolina

6
213 152
Durham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Durham North Carolina

7
257 180
New York City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York City New York

8
270 195
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Dallas Texas

9
197 159
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

10
175 192
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Los Angeles California

11
187 158
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nashville Tennessee

12
68 43
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Mark Lanzarotta added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

13
149 178
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Diego California

14
184 158
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Columbus Ohio

15
152 149
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baltimore Maryland

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124 103
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Richmond Virginia

17
79 111
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Oakland California, USA

18
66 58
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Las Vegas Nevada, USA

19
138 153
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Jacksonville Florida

20
99 94
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Savannah Georgia

21
97 93
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Greensboro North Carolina

22
85 81
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Seattle Washington, USA

23
126 154
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Memphis Tennessee

24
47 36
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Antonio Texas, USA

25
181 233
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Chicago Illinois

26
47 75
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Sacramento California, USA

27
127 150
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New Orleans Lousiana

28
46 41
Miami is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Miami Florida, USA

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36 29
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Norfolk Virginia, USA

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51 50
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Orlando Florida, USA

31
67 85
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Wilmington North Carolina

32
43 43
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Tampa Florida, USA

33
41 41
Austin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Austin Texas, USA

34
53 58
Denver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Denver Colorado, USA

35
18 15
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added Long Beach California, USA

36
42 73
Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Vallejo California, USA

37
43 89
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

38
68 103
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baton Rouge Louisiana

39
16 27
Newark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added Newark New Jersey, USA

40
83 107
Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Miami Gardens Florida

41
19 31
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

42
10 19
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Séth Dåyton Carlöck added Fresno California, USA - California

43
53 91
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Cleveland Ohio

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44
55 94
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Birmingham Alabama

45
64 108
Boston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Boston Massachusetts

46
12 28
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Toledo Ohio, USA

47
59 108
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Detroit Michigan

48
11 26
Mount Dora, Florida is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pameka Hunt added Mount Dora, Florida

49
25 35
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Kansas City Missouri, USA

50
25 48
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Phoenix Arizona