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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1,289 485
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

2
893 322
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

3
1,086 426
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

4
820 283
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

5
495 224
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

6
517 309
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

7
386 246
Durham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

8
456 277
New York City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York

9
333 212
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pennsylvania

10
179 176
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

11
290 293
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

12
187 99
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia, USA

13
232 145
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia

14
237 267
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

15
255 217
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Maryland

16
264 208
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio

17
164 133
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Nevada, USA

18
231 191
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Lousiana

19
270 237
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

20
211 223
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Florida

21
181 159
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

22
90 54
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Virginia, USA

23
179 161
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Washington, USA

24
258 300
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Illinois

25
185 212
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

26
146 140
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

27
71 52
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added California, USA

28
94 146
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

29
111 100
Miami is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

30
101 95
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Texas, USA

31
102 98
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

32
79 137
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

33
97 96
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

34
96 125
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

35
72 113
Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

36
109 151
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Louisiana

37
92 104
Austin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Texas, USA

38
52 68
Newark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added New Jersey, USA

39
94 116
Denver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Colorado, USA

40
97 132
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio

41
113 163
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Michigan

42
68 69
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Missouri, USA

43
42 61
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Ohio, USA

44
105 163
Boston is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Massachusetts

45
79 111
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Indiana

46
54 85
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Missouri, USA

47
55 79
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Pennsylvania, USA

48
47 79
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Silicon Valley, California, USA

49
72 109
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Arizona

50
83 144
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Alabama