Metro Areas With Largest African American Population 
| Blackest Cities in America |

(2017 US Census ACS estimates Black Alone*)

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*SOURCE: 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates,  Black Alone= not in combination with other race.

*metropolitan areas include primary city(s) and its suburbs

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Metropolitan AreaBlack PopulationPercent Black
1. New York City, NY
-NJ-PA
3,455,984 17%
2. Atlanta, GA1,920,782 34%
3. Chicago, IL-IN-WI1,599,415 17%
4. Washington, DC-VA-MD-WV1,547,874
25%
5. MiamiFort LauderdaleWest Palm Beach, FL 1,286,415 21%
6. PhiladelphiaWilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD1,270,826 21%
7. Houston, TX 1,141,697 17%
8. DallasFort Worth, TX1,093,212 15%
9. Detroit, MI960,838 22%
10. Los Angeles, CA882,243 7%
11. Baltimore, MD 812,786 29%
12. Memphis, TN-MS-AR627,245 47%
13. Charlotte, NC-SC542,050 22%
14. Virginia BeachNorfolkNewport News, VA-NC 525,663 31%
15. St. Louis, MO-IL513,403 18%
16. New Orleans, LA441,391 35%
17. Cleveland, OH410,657 20%
18. OrlandoSanford, FL391,471 16%
19. Boston, MA-NH384,527 8%
20. Richmond, VA378,243 30%
21. TampaSt. Petersburg, FL 357,666 12%
22. San FranciscoOakland, CA346,781 7%
23. Birmingham, AL327,640 29%
24. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA327,634 7%
25. Jacksonville, FL311,616 22%
26. Columbus, OH305,414 15%
27. Indianapolis, IN296,651 15%
28. Baton Rouge, LA293,605 35%
29. Jackson, MS284,499 49%
30. MinneapolisSt. Paul, MN-WI283,177 8%
31. Nashville, TN278,089 15%
32. Columbia, SC 269,161 33%
33. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
263,446 12%
34. Milwaukee, WI261,429 17%
35. Kansas City, MO-KS260,124 12%
36. Raleigh, NC253,708 20%
37. Phoenix, AZ240,636 5%
38. Las Vegas, NV237,543 11%
39. Augusta, GA-SC209,658 36%
40. Seattle, WA208,555 6%
41. GreensboroHigh Point, NC200,455 27%
42. Charleston, SC196,047 26%
43. Pittsburgh, PA191,188 8%
44. Louisville, KY-IN181,114 14%
45. Shreveport, LA173,216 39%
46. Little Rock, AR168,175 23%
47. Montgomery, AL165,646 44%
48. San Diego, CA164,571 5%
49. Sacramento, CA160,271 7%
50. San Antonio, TX159,667 7%
51. Denver, CO156,781 6%
52. Durham, NC147,728 27%
53. Mobile, AL146,423 35%
54. Greenville, SC145,409 17%
55. Austin, TX145,243 7%
56. BuffaloNiagara Falls, NY139,418 12%
57. Fayetteville, NC139,222 36%
58. Oklahoma City, OK138,362 10%
59. Hartford, CT135,050 11%
60. Savannah, GA126,420 33%
61. Columbus, GA-AL126,005 41%
62. Tallahassee, FL124,455 33%
63. Rochester, NY124,259 11%
64. Dayton, OH123,367 15%
65. Lafayette, LA119,947 25%
66. Winston-Salem, NC116,487 18%
67. New Haven-Milford, CT112,152 13%
68. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT107,305 11%
69. Macon, GA103,312 45%
70. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX99,620 24%
71. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL99,355 15%
72. Huntsville, AL97,374 22%
73. Providence, RI-MA89,671 6%
74. Killeen-Temple, TX87,863 20%
75. Florence, SC86,243 42%
76. Toledo, OH86,170 14%
77. Akron, OH85,030 12%
78. Gulfport-Biloxi, MS83,862 22%
79. Flint, MI82,289 20%
80. Albany, GA81,244 53%
81. Tuscaloosa, AL80,956 34%
82. Tulsa, OK77,729 8%
83. Pensacola, FL77,149 16%
84. Trenton, NJ76,559 21%
85. Chattanooga, TN-GA74,462 14%
86. Salisbury, MD-DE70,232 18%
87. Omaha, NE-IA69,770 8%
88. Spartanburg, SC69,648 21%
89. Albany, NY68,660 8%
90. Rocky Mount, NC67,918 46%
91. Portland, OR-WA67,881 3%
92. Port St. Lucie, FL67,530 15%
93. Grand Rapids, MI67,306 6%
94. Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL66,000 11%
95. Monroe, LA64,360 36%
96. Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 61,752 14%
97. Greenville, NC61,105 35%
98. Warner Robins, GA60,917 32%
99. Harrisburg, PA60,705 11%
100. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL60,664 9%
101. Youngstown-Warren, OH-PA58,835 11%
102. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL57,728 10%
103. Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC-NC55,604 13%
104. Syracuse, NY55,155 8%
105. Lexington-Fayette, KY54,590 11%
106. Clarksville, TN-KY54,081 19%
107. Gainesville, FL53,410 19%
108. Sarasota-Bradenton, FL50,492 7%
109. Sumter, SC50,480 47%
110. Stockton-Lodi, CA50,433 7%
111. Knoxville, TN49,354 6%
112. Valdosta, GA49,313 34%
113. Lake Charles, LA49,309 24%
114. San Jose-Santa Clara, CA48,756 2%
115. Wichita, KS48,552 8%
116. Bakersfield, CA48,078 5%
117. Fresno, CA47,715 5%
118. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 46,910 6%
119. Springfield, MA 45,717 7%
120. Alexandria, LA45,699 30%
121. Pine Bluff, AR45,495 49%
122. Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC45,149 22%
123. Lynchburg, VA44,377 17%
124. Ocala, FL44,237 13%
125. Dover, DE43,090 25%
126. Ann Arbor, MI42,966 12%
127. Fort Wayne, IN42,465 10%
128. Hattiesburg, MS42,386 29%
129. Worcester, MA-CT42,175 5%
130. Colorado Springs CO41,615 6%
131. Atlantic City, NJ41,259 15%
132. Roanoke, VA41,122 13%
133. Athens, GA40,840 20%
134. Lansing, MI40,419 9%
135. Wilmington, NC40,274 15%
136. Jackson, TN40,011 31%
137. Waco, TX39,759 15%
138. Tyler, TX39,138 18%
139. Hammond, LA37,995 29%
140. Goldsboro, NC37,887 30%
141. Longview, TX37,838 17%
142. Rockford, IL37,476 11%
143. South Bend, IN-MI37,304 12%
144. Texarkana, TX-AR36,161 24%
145. Auburn-Opelika, AL36,139 23%
146. Saginaw, MI35,902 19%
147. Dothan, AL35,046 24%
148. Tucson, AZ34,872 3%
149. Peoria, IL34,655 9%
150. Houma-Thibodaux, LA34,618 16%
151. Des Moines, IA31,535 5%
152. Charlottesville, VA31,336 14%
153. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI30,769 9%
154. Burlington, NC29,972 19%
155. Hinesville, GA29,814 37%
156. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ29,732 19%
157. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL29,092 8%
158. El Paso, TX28,778 3%
159. Madison, WI27,796 4%
160. College Station-Bryan, TX27,730 11%
161. Jacksonville, NC27,618 14%
162. Champaign-Urbana, IL27,507 12%
163. New Bern, NC27,501 22%
164. Brunswick, GA27,212 23%
165. Canton-Massillon, OH26,963 7%
166. Springfield, IL25,336 12%
167. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL25,115 7%
168. York-Hanover, PA25,093 6%
169. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC24,150 7%
170. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 24,047 9%
180. Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 23,735 21%
181. East Stroudsburg, PA23,629 14%
182. Albuquerque, NM23,443 3%
183. Muskegon, MI23,426 14%
184. Urban Honolulu, HI23,248 2%
185. Lancaster, PA22,900 4%
186. Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 22,829 15%
187. Panama City, FL 22,545 11%
188. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 22,435 9%
189. Lubbock, TX 22,024 7%
190. Racine, WI 21,450 11%
191. Evansville, IN-KY 21,329 7%
192. Lawton, OK 21,319 17%
193. Reading, PA 21,089 5%
194. Asheville, NC 20,761 5%
195. Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton, PA19,975 4%
196. Erie, PA 19,850 7%
197. Salt Lake City, UT 19,419 2%
198. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL19,414 10%
199. Decatur, AL18,591 12%
200. Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 18,038 12%
201. Anchorage, AK17,473 4%
202. Kankakee, IL 16,836 15%
203. Gadsden, AL 16,039 16%
204. California-Lexington Park, MD 15,922 14%
205. Amarillo, TX 15,647 6%


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