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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1,390 518
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

2
936 346
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

3
1,147 449
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

4
865 301
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

5
519 236
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

6
543 319
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

7
404 256
Durham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

8
350 222
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pennsylvania

9
475 294
New York City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York

10
247 152
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia

11
187 196
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

12
198 109
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia, USA

13
304 314
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

14
266 232
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Maryland

15
248 288
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

16
272 214
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio

17
177 142
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Nevada, USA

18
242 195
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Lousiana

19
283 245
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

20
220 229
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Florida

21
189 167
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

22
190 173
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Washington, USA

23
94 59
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Virginia, USA

24
195 221
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

25
265 318
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Illinois