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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1,415 530
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

2
956 350
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

3
1,164 453
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

4
881 305
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

5
525 242
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

6
555 326
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

7
410 261
Durham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

8
361 226
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pennsylvania

9
484 297
New York City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York

10
314 318
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

11
251 157
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia

12
192 204
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

13
202 113
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia, USA

14
253 294
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

15
272 239
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Maryland

16
279 217
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio

17
184 147
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Nevada, USA

18
249 197
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Lousiana

19
286 251
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

20
192 170
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

21
222 235
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Florida

22
97 61
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Virginia, USA

23
192 175
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Washington, USA

24
274 321
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Illinois

25
198 225
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee