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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1,509 560
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina
2
1,012 364
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
3
1,221 476
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia
4
927 322
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas
5
551 259
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina
6
583 345
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas
7
430 269
Durham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina
8
381 242
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pennsylvania
9
502 313
New York City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York
10
340 338
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California
11
267 165
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia
12
213 126
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia, USA
13
202 225
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA
14
293 251
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Maryland
15
293 227
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio
16
265 208
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Lousiana
17
260 314
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California
18
194 162
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Nevada, USA
19
300 265
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee
20
200 179
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia
21
232 248
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Florida
22
203 185
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Washington, USA
23
103 73
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Virginia, USA
24
211 235
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee
25
285 336
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Illinois