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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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756 311
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Charlotte North Carolina

2
587 231
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

3
670 285
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Atlanta Georgia

4
532 203
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Houston Texas

5
272 148
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Raleigh North Carolina

6
242 165
Durham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Durham North Carolina

7
315 215
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Dallas Texas

8
284 194
New York City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York City New York

9
217 167
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

10
194 212
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Los Angeles California

11
84 51
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Mark Lanzarotta added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

12
161 193
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Diego California

13
200 170
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nashville Tennessee

14
140 109
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Richmond Virginia

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15
94 120
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Oakland California, USA

16
193 170
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Columbus Ohio

17
82 65
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Las Vegas Nevada, USA

18
163 163
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baltimore Maryland

19
153 163
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Jacksonville Florida

20
102 89
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Seattle Washington, USA

21
112 101
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Savannah Georgia

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22
106 100
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Greensboro North Carolina

23
136 162
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Memphis Tennessee

24
59 46
Miami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Miami Florida, USA

25
142 156
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New Orleans Lousiana

26
190 244
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Chicago Illinois

27
53 84
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Sacramento California, USA

28
61 54
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Orlando Florida, USA

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42 32
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Norfolk Virginia, USA

30
52 47
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Antonio Texas, USA

31
51 50
Austin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Austin Texas, USA

32
71 94
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Wilmington North Carolina

33
62 69
Denver is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Denver Colorado, USA

34
46 50
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Tampa Florida, USA

35
23 21
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added Long Beach California, USA

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43 78
Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Vallejo California, USA

37
47 101
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
72 114
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baton Rouge Louisiana

39
19 39
Newark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added Newark New Jersey, USA

40
24 37
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

41
63 100
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Birmingham Alabama

42
71 113
Boston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Boston Massachusetts

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43
58 97
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Cleveland Ohio

44
84 114
Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Miami Gardens Florida

45
11 25
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Séth Dåyton Carlöck added Fresno California, USA - California

46
32 40
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Kansas City Missouri, USA

47
64 118
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Detroit Michigan

48
12 28
Mount Dora, Florida is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pameka Hunt added Mount Dora, Florida

49
32 57
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Phoenix Arizona

50
13 33
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Toledo Ohio, USA