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

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Large U.S. cities with the highest percentage of Black or African American People

This is a list of cities with large African American populations. Statistics include self-identifying people of African descent regardless of nationality at birth.

Cities with the highest percentage of African American people[edit]

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

Rank City Percentage
of African Americans
Total African Americans
1 Detroit, MI 82.7 670,226
2 Gary, IN 80.92 75,282 [1]
4 Chester, PA 77.8 26,429
5 Miami Gardens, FL 76.3 81,776
6 Orangeburg, SC 75.04 13,964
7 Birmingham, AL 73.4 155,791
8 Albany, GA 71.6 55,442
9 Baltimore, MD 63.7 395,781
10 Memphis, TN 62.6 607,309
11 New Orleans, LA 60.2 206,871
12 Baton Rouge, LA 58.5 126,250
13 Wilmington, DE 58 41,326
14 Flint, MI 56.6 57,939
15 Savannah, GA 55.4 75,507
16 Augusta, GA 54.7 107,182
17 Shreveport, LA 54.7 109,022
18 Montgomery, AL 54.5 116,524
19 Atlanta, GA 54.0 325,894
20 Cleveland, OH 53.3 211,672

Top 10 Cities of over 100,000 with the highest percentage of African-American people[edit]

Top Ten cities with 100,000 or more total population and the highest percentages of African-Americans, alone or with other races[2]
City Total population African Americans,
alone or with other races
African Americans, alone Mixed-race African-American
Rank Percentage of
total population
Rank Percentage of
total population
Rank Percentage of
total population
Detroit, Michigan 713,777 1 84.3 1 82.7 242 1.6
Jackson, Mississippi 173,514 2 80.1 2 79.4 242 0.7
Miami Gardens, Florida 107,167 3 77.9 3 76.3 91 1.6
Birmingham, Alabama 212,237 4 74.0 4 73.4 257 0.6
Baltimore, Maryland 620,961 5 65.1 5 63.7 134 1.3
Memphis, Tennessee 646,889 6 64.1 6 63.3 225 0.8
New Orleans, Louisiana 343,831 7 61.2 6 60.2 184 1.0
Flint, Michigan 102,434 8 59.5 8 56.6 9 2.9
Montgomery, Alabama 205,764 9 57.4 8 56.6 231 0.8
Savannah, Georgia 136,286 10 56.7 10 55.4 139 1.3

Top 10 Cities with the most African American people[edit]

Ten cities with 100,000 or more total population
and the highest number of African Americans (2010)[3]
City Total
population
African Americans,
alone or mixed with other races
African Americans,
alone
Mixed-race African Americans
Rank Number Rank Number Rank Number
New York, NY 8,375,133 1 2,228,145 1 2,088,510 1 139,635
Chicago, IL 2,701,598 2 913,009 2 887,608 3 25,401
Philadelphia, PA 1,526,006 3 686,870 3 661,839 4 25,031
Houston, TX 2,378,451 4 611,390 4 590,226 13 11,762
Detroit, MI 672,777 5 535,900 5 498,466 8 11,751
Memphis, TN 646,889 6 414,928 6 409,687 58 5,241
Baltimore, MD 601,961 7 403,998 7 395,781 29 8,217
Los Angeles, CA 3,992,621 8 402,872 8 365,118 2 37,330
Washington, DC 684,723 9 314,352 9 305,125 22 9,227
Charlotte, NC 857,425 10 313,204 10 298,993 23 9,094

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
References
  1. ^ http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/gary-in-population/
  2. ^ The Black Population: 2010 (PDF) (Report). U.S. Census Bureau. Table 7.
  3. ^ The Black Population: 2010 (PDF) (Report). U.S. Census Bureau. Table 6.