Metro Areas With Largest African American Population

(2014 Census ACS estimates Black Alone*)

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  Metropolitan Area Black Population Percent
Black
1 New York, NJ-NY 3,412,320 17%
2 Atlanta, GA 1,794,205 33%
3 Chicago, IL 1,620,641 17%
4 Washington, DC 1,490,421 25%
5 Philadelphia, PA 1,256,908 21%
6 Miami, FL 1,229,061 21%
7 Los Angeles, CA (CSA)**  1,219,671 7%
8 Houston, TX 1,069,601 17%
9 Dallas-Ft Worth, TX 1,005,927 15%
10 Detroit, MI 961,871 23%
11 Baltimore, MD 793,749 29%
12 Memphis, TN 614,468 46%
13 San Fransisco-Oakland (CSA)  527,909 6%
14 Norfolk–Virginia Beach, VA 524,445 31%
15 St. Louis, MO, IL 513,068 18%
16 Charlotte, NC 506,743 22%
17 Raleigh-Durham, NC (CSA)  458,630 23%
18 New Orleans, LA 425,504 35%
19 Cleveland, OH 412,549 20%
20 Richmond, VA 371,424 30%
21 Orlando, FL 361,047 16%
22 Boston, MA 357,691 8%
23 Tampa–St. Petersburg, FL 340,888 12%
24 Greensboro-Winston-Salem, NC (CSA)  336,128 21%
25 Birmingham, AL 323,519 28%
26 Jacksonville, FL 297,789 22%
27 Baton Rouge, LA 289,974 36%
28 Indianapolis, IN 282,243 15%
29 Columbus, OH 281,911 14%
30 Jackson, MS 279,311 49%
31 Nashville, TN 264,401 15%
32 Cincinnati, OH 260,207 12%
33 Columbia, SC 260,138 33%
34 Milwaukee, WI 258,877 17%
35 Kansas City, MO–KS 256,006 13%
36 Minneapolis-St Paul, MN 255,030 7%
37 Greenville -Spatanburg, SC (CSA)  254,810 18%
38 Phoenix, AZ 221,763 5%
39 Las Vegas, NV 214,491 11%
40 Augusta, GA 204,738 36%
41 Seattle, WA 198,650 6%
42 Pittsburgh, PA 193,323 8%
43 Charleston, SC 188,704 27%
44 Louisville, KY 174,174 14%
45 Shreveport, LA 171,944 39%
46 Montgomery, AL 162,337 43%
47 Little Rock, AR 162,241 23%
48 San Diego, CA 160,316 5%
49 Sacramento, CA 157,983 7%
50 Denver, CO 146,943 6%
51 San Antonio, TX 145,284 6%
52 Mobile,AL 144,637 35%
53 Buffalo, NY 137,038 12%
54 Austin, TX 133,978 7%
55 Fayetteville, NC 133,975 36%
56 Hartford, CT 131,833 11%
57 Oklahoma City, OK 131,681 10%
58 Dayton, OH 125,258 16%
59 Rochester, NY 123,603 11%
60 Columbus, GA 123,115 40%
61 Tallahassee, FL 122,840 33%
62 Savannah, GA 121,595 34%
63 Lafayette, LA 117,355 25%
64 New Haven, CT 109,755 13%
65 Bridgeport-Stamford, CT 103,232 11%
66 Macon, GA 101,812 44%
67 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 97,750 24%

*SOURCE: 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates,  Black Alone= not in combination with other race.

**CSA: Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is composed of adjacent metropolitan areas