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.

Cities with the highest percentage of Blacks or African Americans in 2010.

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.fo

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

Top 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

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 Chester, PA 77.8 26,429
4 Miami Gardens, FL 76.3 81,776
5 Orangeburg, SC 75.04 13,964
6 Birmingham, AL 73.4 155,791
7 Wilkinsburg, PA 69.8 11,118
8 Baltimore, MD 63.7 395,781
9 Memphis, TN 63.3 409,687
10 New Orleans, LA 60.2 206,871
11 Baton Rouge, LA 58.5 126,250
12 Wilmington, DE 58 41,326
13 Flint, MI 56.6 57,939
14 Savannah, GA 55.4 75,507
15 Augusta, GA 54.7 107,182
16 Shreveport, LA 54.7 109,022
17 Montgomery, AL 54.5 116,524
18 Atlanta, GA 54.0 226,894
19 Cleveland, OH 53.3 211,672
20 Portsmouth, VA 53.3 50,878
21 Harrisburg, PA 52.4 25,957
22 Newark, NJ 52.4 145,085
23 Valdosta, GA 51.1 27,860
24 Washington, D.C. 50.7 305,125
25 Richmond, VA 50.6 103,342
26 Mobile, AL 50.6 98,691
27 St. Louis, MO 49.2 157,160
28 Danville, VA 48.3 43,055
29 Beaumont, TX 47.3 55,931
30 North Charleston, SC 47.2 45,964
31 Jackson, TN 45.7 29,802
32 Columbus, GA 45.5 86,398
33 Cincinnati, OH[3] 45.0 123,157
34 Saginaw, MI 44.9 23,127
35 Inglewood, California 43.9 48,164
36 Philadelphia, PA 43.4 661,839
37 Norfolk, VA 43.1 104,672
38 Dayton, OH 42.9 60,705
39 Suffolk, VA 42.7 36,120
40 Little Rock, AR 42.3 81,889
41 Columbia, SC 42.2 54,537
42 Fayetteville, NC 41.9 82,235
43 Rochester, NY 41.7 87,897
44 Durham, NC 41.0 93,517
45 Fort Pierce, FL 40.9 17,617
46 Newport News, VA 40.7 73,514
47 Greensboro, NC 40.6 109,586
48 Milwaukee, WI 40.0 237,769
49 Hartford, CT 38.7 48,331
50 Buffalo, NY 38.6 100,774
51 Penn Hills, PA 37.1 15,688
52 McKeesport, PA 36.5 7,201
53 Bronx, NY[4] 36.5 505,200
54 New Haven, CT 35.4 45,938
55 Tallahassee, FL 35.0 63,475
56 Charlotte, NC 35.0 240,482
57 Chattanooga, TN 34.9 58,507
58 Winston-Salem, NC 34.7 79,598
59 Brooklyn, NY[4] 34.3 860,083
60 High Point, NC 33.0 34,532
61 Chicago, IL 32.9 887,608
62 Compton, CA 32.9 31,688
63 Cheltenham, PA 32.8 12,097
64 Paterson, NJ 31.7 46,314
65 Greenville, SC 31.5 18,422
66 Huntsville, AL 31.2 56,229
67 Brockton, MA 31.2 30,147
68 Jacksonville, FL 30.7 252,421
69 Kansas City, MO 29.9 137,540
70 Raleigh, NC 29.3 117,160
71 Pittsburgh, PA 28.6 87,398
72 Orlando, FL 28.1 66,876
73 Columbus, OH 28.0 220,241
74 Oakland, CA 28.0 109,471
75 Hawthorne, CA 27.7 23,385
76 Upper Darby, PA 27.5 22,769
77 Indianapolis, IN 27.2 226,671
78 Toledo, OH 27.2 69,243
79 Kansas City, KS 26.8 39,080
80 Richmond, CA 26.6 27,542
81 South Bend, IN 26.6 26,906
82 Tampa, FL 26.2 87,872
83 Charleston, SC 25.4 30,491
84 Boston, MA 24.4 150,437
85 Queens, NY[4] 20.1 446,098
86 Minneapolis, MN 18.6 71,160
87 Victorville, CA 16.8 19,483
88 Port St. Lucie, FL 16.3 27,876
89 Oklahoma City, OK 15.1 87,354
90 San Bernardino, CA 15.0 31,582
91 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, The Bronx, and Queens are not cities, but rather boroughs of New York City.