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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1,455 540
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina
2
981 357
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
3
1,185 466
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia
4
897 311
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas
5
536 247
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina
6
570 332
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas
7
421 261
Durham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina
8
367 231
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pennsylvania
9
489 303
New York City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York
10
325 323
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California
11
257 159
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia
12
205 118
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia, USA
13
195 212
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA
14
282 241
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Maryland
15
284 218
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio
16
256 300
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California
17
189 149
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Nevada, USA
18
255 199
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Lousiana
19
293 254
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee
20
194 172
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia
21
223 238
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Florida
22
98 64
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Virginia, USA
23
194 179
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Washington, USA
24
279 323
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Illinois
25
203 228
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee