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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1,231 469
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

2
857 315
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

3
1,047 417
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

4
797 278
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

5
478 218
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

6
504 300
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Texas

7
376 240
Durham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

8
444 270
New York City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York

9
325 205
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Pennsylvania

10
174 168
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

11
284 284
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

12
178 96
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia, USA

13
221 143
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia

14
231 262
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California

15
248 214
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Maryland

16
257 207
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio

17
159 127
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Nevada, USA

18
227 188
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Lousiana

19
263 234
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

20
178 151
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Georgia

21
208 219
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Florida

22
87 53
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Virginia, USA

23
172 156
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Washington, USA

24
256 292
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Illinois

25
183 206
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Tennessee

26
143 136
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

27
90 139
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

28
66 50
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added California, USA

29
107 98
Miami is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

30
78 131
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

31
96 91
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Texas, USA

32
100 97
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

33
96 93
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Florida, USA

34
96 122
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
North Carolina

35
70 108
Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
California, USA

36
108 148
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Louisiana

37
89 99
Austin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Texas, USA

38
51 65
Newark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added New Jersey, USA

39
93 112
Denver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Colorado, USA

40
96 126
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Ohio

41
111 154
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Michigan

42
66 64
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Missouri, USA

43
40 56
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Ohio, USA

44
102 156
Boston is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Massachusetts

45
53 80
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Missouri, USA

46
77 108
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Indiana

47
47 73
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Silicon Valley, California, USA

48
54 74
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Pennsylvania, USA

49
70 102
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Arizona

50
81 137
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Alabama