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, MI 82.7 590,226
2 Jackson, MS 79.4 137,716
3 Miami Gardens, FL 76.3 81,776
4 Orangeburg, SC 75.04 13,964
5 Birmingham, AL 73.4 155,791
6 Baltimore, MD 63.7 395,781
7 Memphis, TN 63.3 409,687
8 New Orleans, LA 60.2 206,871
9 Baton Rouge, LA 58.5 126,250
10 Wilmington, DE 58 41,326
11 Flint, MI 56.6 57,939
12 Savannah, GA 55.4 75,507
13 Augusta, GA 54.7 107,182
14 Shreveport, LA 54.7 109,022
15 Montgomery, AL 54.5 116,524
16 Atlanta, GA 54.0 226,894
17 Cleveland, OH 53.3 211,672
16 Portsmouth, VA 53.3 50,878
17 Harrisburg, PA 52.4 25,957
18 Newark, NJ 52.4 145,085
19 Valdosta, GA 51.1 27,860
20 Washington, D.C. 50.7 305,125
21 Richmond, VA 50.6 103,342
22 Mobile, AL 50.6 98,691
23 St. Louis, MO 49.2 157,160
24 Danville, VA 48.3 43,055
25 Beaumont, TX 47.3 55,931
26 North Charleston, SC 47.2 45,964
27 Jackson, TN 45.7 29,802
28 Columbus, GA 45.5 86,398
29 Cincinnati, OH[3] 45.0 133,157
30 Saginaw, MI 44.9 23,127
31 Inglewood, CA 43.9 48,164
32 Philadelphia, PA 43.4 661,839
33 Norfolk, VA 43.1 104,672
34 Dayton, OH 42.9 60,705
35 Suffolk, VA 42.7 36,120
36 Little Rock, AR 42.3 81,889
37 Columbia, SC 42.2 54,537
38 Fayetteville, NC 41.9 84,040
39 Rochester, NY 41.7 87,897
40 Durham, NC 41.0 93,517
41 Fort Pierce, FL 40.9 17,617
42 Newport News, VA 40.7 73,514
43 Greensboro, NC 40.6 109,586
44 Milwaukee, WI 40.0 237,769
45 Hartford, CT 38.7 48,331
46 Buffalo, NY 38.6 100,774
47 Bronx, NY[4] 36.5 505,200
48 New Haven, CT 35.4 45,938
49 Tallahassee, FL 35.0 63,475
50 Charlotte, NC 35.0 256,241
51 Chattanooga, TN 34.9 58,507
52 Winston-Salem, NC 34.7 79,598
53 Brooklyn, NY[4] 34.3 860,083
54 High Point, NC 33.0 34,394
55 Chicago, IL 32.9 887,608
56 Compton, CA 32.9 31,688
57 Paterson, NJ 31.7 46,314
58 Greenville, SC 31.5 18,422
59 Huntsville, AL 31.2 56,229
60 Brockton, MA 31.2 30,147
61 Jacksonville, FL 30.7 252,421
62 Kansas City, MO 29.9 137,540
63 Raleigh, NC 29.3 117,160
64 Orlando, FL 28.1 66,876
65 Columbus, OH 28.0 220,241
66 Oakland, CA 28.0 109,471
67 Hawthorne, CA 27.7 23,385
68 Upper Darby, PA 27.5 22,769
69 Indianapolis, IN 27.2 226,671
70 Toledo, OH 27.2 78,121
71 Kansas City, KS 26.8 39,080
72 Richmond, CA 26.6 27,542
73 South Bend, IN 26.6 26,906
74 Tampa, FL 26.2 87,872
75 Charleston, SC 25.4 30,491
76 Boston, MA 24.4 150,437
77 Queens, NY[4] 20.1 446,098
78 Minneapolis, MN 18.6 71,160
79 Victorville, CA 16.8 19,483
80 Port St. Lucie, FL 16.3 27,876
81 Oklahoma City, OK 15.1 87,354
82 San Bernardino, CA 15.0 31,582
83 Sacramento, CA 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 (PDF) (Report). U.S. Census Bureau. Table 7. 
  2. ^ The Black Population: 2010 (PDF) (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.