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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1,047 395
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Charlotte North Carolina

2
912 353
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Atlanta Georgia

3
756 288
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

4
711 240
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Houston Texas

5
395 186
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Raleigh North Carolina

6
431 260
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Dallas Texas

7
328 207
Durham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Durham North Carolina

8
380 245
New York City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York City New York

9
273 190
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

10
141 145
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Oakland California, USA

11
247 251
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Los Angeles California

12
203 223
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Diego California

13
135 78
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

14
126 87
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Las Vegas Nevada, USA

TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans

15
175 132
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Richmond Virginia

16
234 201
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nashville Tennessee

17
222 190
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Columbus Ohio

18
203 195
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baltimore Maryland

19
156 120
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Savannah Georgia

20
190 184
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Jacksonville Florida

21
142 122
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Seattle Washington, USA

The Best NBA Arenas

22
176 172
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New Orleans Lousiana

23
127 113
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Greensboro North Carolina

24
161 181
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Memphis Tennessee

25
85 68
Miami is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Miami Florida, USA

26
218 274
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Chicago Illinois

27
78 63
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Antonio Texas, USA

28
67 107
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Sacramento California, USA

Famous Firsts By African Americans

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48 31
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added Long Beach California, USA

30
75 63
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Tampa Florida, USA

31
81 72
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Orlando Florida, USA

32
74 68
Austin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Austin Texas, USA

33
85 105
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Wilmington North Carolina

34
55 46
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Norfolk Virginia, USA

35
80 85
Denver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Denver Colorado, USA

30+ Famous People Born in Countries That Don't Exist Anymore

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56 93
Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Vallejo California, USA

37
61 123
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
83 134
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baton Rouge Louisiana

39
34 49
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

40
29 56
Newark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added Newark New Jersey, USA

41
54 72
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Phoenix Arizona

42
71 116
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Cleveland Ohio

Famous People You Didn't Know Were Married to Each Other

43
71 120
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Birmingham Alabama

44
82 139
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Detroit Michigan

45
44 54
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Kansas City Missouri, USA

46
17 38
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Séth Dåyton Carlöck added Fresno California, USA - California

47
77 138
Boston is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Boston Massachusetts

48
91 128
Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Miami Gardens Florida

49
19 45
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Toledo Ohio, USA

50
17 40
Mount Dora, Florida is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pameka Hunt added Mount Dora, Florida