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

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This is a list of the United States cities over 100,000 people that have populations that are over 30% Black or African American.[note 1] Statistics include Black people regardless of nationality.

There are 19 American cities with populations over 100,000 that have majority (over 50%) Black or African-American populations. These cities are located in the following 13 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.

Cities with the highest percentage of Blacks or African Americans[edit]

Ten cities with 100,000 or more total population and the highest percentages of Blacks or African-Americans, alone or mixed with other races[1]
City Total Population Black or African American, alone or mixed with other races Black or African American, alone Mixed-race Black/African-American
Rank Percent of total population Rank Percent of
total population
Rank Percent of
total population
Detroit, MI 713,777 1 84.3 1 82.7 83 1.6
Jackson, MS 173,514 2 80.1 2 79.4 242 0.7
Miami Gardens, FL 107,167 3 77.9 3 76.3 91 1.6
Birmingham, AL 212,237 4 74.0 4 73.4 257 0.6
Baltimore, MD 620,961 5 65.1 5 63.7 134 1.3
Memphis, TN 646,889 6 64.1 6 63.3 225 0.8
New Orleans, LA 343,831 7 61.2 7 60.2 184 1.0
Flint, MI 102,434 8 59.5 9 56.6 9 2.9
Montgomery, AL 205,764 9 57.4 8 56.6 231 0.8
Savannah, GA 136,286 10 56.7 10 55.4 139 1.3
Ten cities with 100,000 or more total population and the highest percentage "Black in combination" (mixed with other races)[1]
City Total
population
Black or African American, alone or mixed with other races Black or African American, alone Mixed-race Black/African-American
Rank Percent of
total population
Rank Percent of
total population
Rank Percent of
total population
Lansing, MI 114,297 69 27.8 78 23.7 1 4.1
Tacoma, WA 198,397 132 15.0 145 11.2 2 3.8
Killeen, TX 127,921 40 37.9 46 34.1 3 3.8
Syracuse, NY 145,170 51 33.1 57 29.5 4 3.6
Providence, RI 178,042 109 19.4 114 16.0 5 3.3
Fairfield, CA 105,321 111 19.0 118 15.7 6 3.3
Rochester, NY 210,565 29 44.9 33 41.7 7 3.2
Fayetteville, NC 200,564 31 44.8 32 41.9 8 2.9
Vallejo, CA 115,942 81 24.9 83 22.1 10 2.9

Cities with the highest number of Blacks or African Americans[edit]

Ten cities with 100,000 or more total population
and the highest number of Blacks or African Americans[2]
City Total
population
Black or African American,
alone or mixed with other races
Black or African American,
alone
Mixed-race Black/African-American
Rank Number Rank Number Rank Number
New York, NY 8,175,133 1 2,228,145 1 2,088,510 1 139,635
Chicago, IL 2,695,598 2 913,009 2 887,608 3 25,401
Philadelphia, PA 1,526,006 3 686,870 3 661,839 4 25,031
Detroit, MI 713,777 4 601,988 4 590,226 13 11,762
Houston, TX 2,099,451 5 514,217 5 498,466 8 15,751
Memphis, TN 646,889 6 414,928 6 409,687 58 5,241
Baltimore, MD 620,961 7 403,998 7 395,781 29 8,217
Los Angeles, CA 3,792,621 8 402,448 8 365,118 2 37,330
Washington, DC 601,723 9 314,352 9 305,125 22 9,227
Dallas, TX 1,197,816 10 308,087 10 298,993 23 9,094
Columbus, OH 787,033 15 237,077 16 220,241 5 16,836
San Diego, CA 1,307,402 40 104,374 43 87,949 6 16,425
Phoenix, AZ 1,445,632 37 109,544 40 93,608 7 15,936
Indianapolis, IN 829,718 14 240,789 15 226,671 9 14,118
Boston, MA 617,594 21 163,629 23 150,437 10 13,192

Select cities with a large percentage of Black or African American people[edit]

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

Rank City Percentage Black or African American Total Black or African American
1 Detroit, Michigan 82.7 590,226
2 Jackson, Mississippi 79.4 137,716
3 Miami Gardens, Florida 76.3 81,776
4 Orangeburg, South Carolina 75.04 13,964
5 Birmingham, Alabama 73.4 155,791
6 Baltimore, Maryland 63.7 395,781
7 Memphis, Tennessee 63.3 409,687
8 New Orleans, Louisiana 60.2 206,871
9 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 58.5 126,250
10 Wilmington, Delaware 58 41,326
11 Flint, Michigan 56.6 57,939
12 Savannah, Georgia 55.4 75,507
13 Augusta, Georgia 54.7 107,182
14 Shreveport, Louisiana 54.7 109,022
15 Montgomery, Alabama 54.5 116,524
16 Atlanta, Georgia 54.0 226,894
17 Cleveland, Ohio 53.3 211,672
16 Portsmouth, Virginia 53.3 50,878
17 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 52.4 25,957
18 Newark, New Jersey 52.4 145,085
19 Valdosta, Georgia 51.1 27,860
20 Washington, D.C. 50.7 305,125
21 Richmond, Virginia 50.6 103,342
22 Mobile, Alabama 50.6 98,691
23 St. Louis, Missouri 49.2 157,160
24 Danville, Virginia 48.3 43,055
25 Beaumont, Texas 47.3 55,931
26 North Charleston, South Carolina 47.2 45,964
27 Jackson, Tennessee 45.7 29,802
28 Columbus, Georgia 45.5 86,398
29 Cincinnati, Ohio[3] 45.0 133,157
30 Saginaw, Michigan 44.9 23,127
31 Inglewood, California 43.9 48,164
32 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 43.4 661,839
33 Norfolk, Virginia 43.1 104,672
34 Dayton, Ohio 42.9 60,705
35 Suffolk, Virginia 42.7 36,120
36 Little Rock, Arkansas 42.3 81,889
37 Columbia, South Carolina 42.2 54,537
38 Fayetteville, North Carolina 41.9 84,040
39 Rochester, New York 41.7 87,897
40 Durham, North Carolina 41.0 93,517
41 Fort Pierce, Florida 40.9 17,617
42 Newport News, Virginia 40.7 73,514
43 Greensboro, North Carolina 40.6 109,586
44 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 40.0 237,769
45 Hartford, Connecticut 38.7 48,331
46 Buffalo, New York 38.6 100,774
47 Bronx, New York[4] 36.5 505,200
48 New Haven, Connecticut 35.4 45,938
49 Tallahassee, Florida 35.0 63,475
50 Charlotte, North Carolina 35.0 256,241
51 Chattanooga, Tennessee 34.9 58,507
52 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 34.7 79,598
53 Brooklyn, New York[4] 34.3 860,083
54 High Point, North Carolina 33.0 34,394
55 Chicago, Illinois 32.9 887,608
56 Compton, California 32.9 31,688
57 Paterson, New Jersey 31.7 46,314
58 Greenville, South Carolina 31.5 18,422
59 Huntsville, Alabama 31.2 56,229
60 Cheltenham, Pennsylvania 31.1 12,065
61 Jacksonville, Florida 30.7 252,421
62 Kansas City, Missouri 29.9 137,540
63 Raleigh, North Carolina 29.3 117,160
64 Orlando, Florida 28.1 66,876
65 Columbus, Ohio 28.0 220,241
66 Oakland, California 28.0 109,471
67 Hawthorne, California 27.7 23,385
68 Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 27.5 22,769
69 Indianapolis, Indiana 27.2 226,671
70 Toledo, Ohio 27.2 78,121
71 Kansas City, Kansas 26.8 39,080
72 Richmond, California 26.6 27,542
73 South Bend, Indiana 26.6 26,906
74 Tampa, Florida 26.2 87,872
75 Charleston, South Carolina 25.4 30,491
76 Boston, Massachusetts 24.4 150,437
77 Queens, New York[4] 20.1 446,098
78 Minneapolis, Minnesota 18.6 71,160
79 Victorville, California 16.8 19,483
80 Port St. Lucie, Florida 16.3 27,876
81 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 15.1 87,354
82 San Bernardino, California 15.0 31,582
83 Sacramento, California 14.6 68,335

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ The United States Census Bureau defines a "Black or African American" as "[a] person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as 'Black, African Am., or Negro'; or report entries such as African American, Kenyan, Nigerian, or Haitian."
References
  1. ^ a b The Black Population: 2010 (Report). U.S. Census Bureau. Table 7. 
  2. ^ The Black Population: 2010 (Report). U.S. Census Bureau. Table 6. 
  3. ^ 2010 census figures for Saginaw
  4. ^ a b c Brooklyn and The Bronx are not cities, but rather boroughs of New York City.