List of U.S. cities with large African American populations

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This is a list of the several U.S. cities over 100,000 people that have populations over 30% African American. The list is ranked by the perspective percentage of African American population. Note that there are exactly 19 cities with populations over 100,000 that have majority (over 50%) African-American populations.

These majority (over 50%) African-American cities are located in the following 13 states: Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, as well as the District of Columbia.

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Places with the highest percentage of Blacks or African Americans

Ten places with 100,000 or more total population
and the highest percentage of Blacks or African Americans alone or in combination[1]
PlaceTotal
population
Black or African American
alone or in combination
Black or African American
alone
Black or African American
in combination
RankPercent of
total population
RankPercent of
total population
RankPercent of
total population
Detroit, MI713,777184.3182.7831.6
Jackson, MS173,514280.1279.42420.7
Miami Gardens, FL107,167377.9376.3911.6
Birmingham, AL212,237474.0473.42570.6
Baltimore, MD620,961565.1563.71341.3
Memphis, TN646,889664.1663.32250.8
New Orleans, LA343,829761.2760.21841.0
Flint, MI102,434859.5956.692.9
Montgomery, AL205,764957.4856.62310.8
Savannah, GA136,2861056.71055.41391.3
Ten places with 100,000 or more total population
and the highest percentage of Blacks or African Americans in combination[1]
PlaceTotal
population
Black or African American
alone or in combination
Black or African American
alone
Black or African American
in combination
RankPercent of
total population
RankPercent of
total population
RankPercent of
total population
Lansing, MI114,2976927.87823.714.1
Tacoma, WA198,39713215.014511.223.8
Killeen, TX127,9214037.94634.133.8
Syracuse, NY145,1705133.15729.543.6
Providence, RI178,04210919.411416.053.3
Fairfield, CA105,32111119.011815.763.3
Rochester, NY210,5652944.93341.773.2
Fayetteville, NC200,5643144.83241.982.9
Vallejo, CA115,9428124.98322.1102.9

Places with the highest number of African Americans

Ten places with 100,000 or more total population
and the highest number of Blacks or African Americans[2]
PlaceTotal
population
Black or African American
alone or in combination
Black or African American
alone
Black or African American
in combination
RankNumberRankNumberRankNumber
New York, NY8,175,13312,228,14512,088,5101139,635
Chicago, IL2,695,5982913,0092887,608325,401
Philadelphia, PA1,526,0063686,8703661,839425,031
Detroit, MI713,7774601,9884590,2261311,762
Houston, TX2,099,4515514,2175498,466815,751
Memphis, TN646,8896414,9286409,687585,241
Baltimore, MD620,9617403,9987395,781298,217
Los Angeles, CA3,792,6218402,4488365,118237,330
Washington, DC601,7239314,3529305,125229,227
Dallas, TX1,197,81610308,08710298,993239,094
Columbus, OH787,03315237,07716220,241516,836
San Diego, CA1,307,40240104,3744387,949616,425
Phoenix, AZ1,445,63237109,5444093,608715,936
Indianapolis, IN829,71814240,78915226,671914,118
Boston, MA617,59421163,62923150,4371013,192

Cities whose population is at least 25 % African American

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The following data was sourced from the 2010 U.S. Census.[citation needed]

RankCityPercentage African AmericanAfrican American Population
1Detroit, Michigan82.7590,226
2Jackson, Mississippi79.4137,716
3Miami Gardens, Florida76.381,776
4Birmingham, Alabama73.4155,791
5Baltimore, Maryland63.7395,781
6Memphis, Tennessee63.3409,687
7New Orleans, Louisiana60.2206,871
8Baton Rouge, Louisiana58.5126,250
9Wilmington, Delaware5841,326
10Flint, Michigan56.657,939
11Savannah, Georgia55.475,507
12Augusta, Georgia54.7107,182
13Shreveport, Louisiana54.7109,022
14Montgomery, Alabama54.5116,524
15Atlanta, Georgia54.0226,894
16Cleveland, Ohio53.3211,672
16Portsmouth, Virginia53.350,878
17Harrisburg, Pennsylvania52.425,957
18Newark, New Jersey52.4145,085
19Valdosta, Georgia51.127,860
20Washington, D.C.50.7305,125
21Richmond, Virginia50.6103,342
22Mobile, Alabama50.698,691
23St. Louis, Missouri49.2157,160
24Beaumont, Texas47.355,931
25North Charleston, South Carolina47.245,964
26Jackson, Tennessee45.729,802
27Saginaw, Michigan [3]44.923,127
28Cincinnati, Ohio44.8133,039
29Inglewood, California43.948,164
30Philadelphia, Pennsylvania43.4661,839
31Norfolk, Virginia43.1104,672
32Dayton, Ohio42.960,705
33Suffolk, Virginia42.736,120
34Little Rock, Arkansas42.381,889
35Columbia, South Carolina42.254,537
36Fayetteville, North Carolina41.984,040
37Rochester, New York41.787,897
38Durham, North Carolina41.093,517
39Newport News, Virginia40.773,514
40Greensboro, North Carolina40.6109,586
41Milwaukee, Wisconsin40.0237,769
42Hartford, Connecticut38.748,331
43Buffalo, New York38.6100,774
44Bronx, New York[4]36.5505,200
45New Haven, Connecticut35.445,938
46Tallahassee, Florida35.063,475
47Charlotte, North Carolina35.0256,241
48Chattanooga, Tennessee34.958,507
49Winston-Salem, North Carolina34.779,598
50Brooklyn, New York[4]34.3860,083
51High Point, North Carolina33.034,394
52Chicago, Illinois32.9887,608
53Compton, California32.931,688
54Paterson, New Jersey31.746,314
55Huntsville, Alabama31.256,229
56Jacksonville, Florida30.7252,421
57Boston, Massachusetts30.0193,551
58Kansas City, Missouri29.9137,540
59Orlando, Florida28.166,876
60Oakland, California28.0109,471
61Hawthorne, California27.723,385
62Richmond, California26.627,542
63South Bend, Indiana26.626,906
64Tampa, Florida26.287,872
65Charleston, South Carolina25.430,491

See also

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