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 more than 30% Black or African American.[note 1] Statistics include Black people regardless of nationality.

Cities with the highest percentage of Blacks or African Americans

Cities with the largest percentage of Black or African American people[edit]

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, MI 82.7 670,226
2 Gary, IN 80.92 75,282 [1]
3 Jackson, MS 79.4 137,716
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 63.3 409,687
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 Black or African-American people[edit]

Top Ten cities with 100,000 or more total population and the highest percentages of Black or African-Americans, alone or with other races[2]
City Total population Black or African American,
alone or with other races
Black or African American, alone Mixed-race Black/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 highest number of African American people[edit]

Ten cities with 100,000 or more total population
and the highest number of Black or African Americans[3]
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
Houston, TX 2,099,451 4 594,000 4 590,226 13 11,762
Detroit, MI 713,777 5 535,900 5 498,466 8 11,751
Memphis, TN 646,889 6 414,928 6 409,687 58 5,241
Baltimore, MD 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

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ The United States Census Bureau defines Archived 2014-03-27 at the Wayback Machine 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. ^ 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.