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

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843 312
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans

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

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788 275
Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Houston Texas

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470 216
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Raleigh North Carolina

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375 238
Durham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Durham North Carolina

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495 299
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Dallas Texas

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440 268
New York City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New York City New York

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322 203
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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

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280 282
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Los Angeles California

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172 93
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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218 141
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Richmond Virginia

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229 257
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Diego California

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242 209
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baltimore Maryland

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254 203
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Columbus Ohio

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157 123
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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222 183
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
New Orleans Lousiana

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254 233
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nashville Tennessee

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175 147
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Savannah Georgia

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208 216
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Jacksonville Florida

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170 151
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Seattle Washington, USA

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84 51
Norfolk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
beckwithsl added Norfolk Virginia, USA

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

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

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143 134
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Greensboro North Carolina

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88 137
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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64 49
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Nicholas8 added Long Beach California, USA

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104 96
Miami is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Miami Florida, USA

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77 130
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Sacramento California, USA

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94 90
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Tampa Florida, USA

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97 95
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Orlando Florida, USA

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93 90
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Antonio Texas, USA

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96 120
Wilmington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Wilmington North Carolina

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69 107
Vallejo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Vallejo California, USA

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108 145
Baton Rouge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Baton Rouge Louisiana

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50 63
Newark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Scrollhectic added Newark New Jersey, USA

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Austin Texas, USA

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93 110
Denver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Denver Colorado, USA

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95 124
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Cleveland Ohio

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109 152
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Detroit Michigan

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40 52
Toledo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jschro1861 added Toledo Ohio, USA

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65 62
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added Kansas City Missouri, USA

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102 154
Boston is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
Boston Massachusetts

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54 71
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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77 106
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
cstarrzflow added Indianapolis Indiana

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52 78
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added St. Louis Missouri, USA

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46 71
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
jay-flo added San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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68 99
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cities for African Americans
micahshaun75 added Phoenix Arizona

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