Today, I’m going to tell you 10 Best Cities to Live for Black Americans in 2024 and where black Americans are moving to in 2023 and 2024. I get emails and requests for articles every single day, and there are about 10 different questions I get weekly via email. Most are related to relocation, real estate prices, and what’s a good fit for me or my family.
When they ask what’s a good fit, it normally pertains to fitting in. Most of those are black Americans asking if I think whatever location they’re talking about will have a problem with black folks or mixed-race families.
First of all, in my opinion, it shouldn’t matter; you can move wherever you want. Sadly, the reality is different. You can move to any place, but do you want to? Nothing like moving your entire family across the country for a fresh start and finding out that the 10 local residents might have an issue with you moving into their neighborhood.
So, I wanted to Write an article, but I wasn’t sure how to do it without relying on reputation, rumors, and stereotypes. Then I figured I would find out what cities black Americans have been moving to over the last 10 years. If they’ve been moving there, you have to assume that, for the most part, it will be a friendly city for black Americans and mixed-race families. That’s what we’re doing today. Got it? Get it? Good. Let’s take a look.
10. Denver, Colorado
Denver is the capital of Colorado and is known for its beautiful scenery and mild climate, except when winter hits, then it gets kind of brutal. Denver has a population of about 715,000 residents, with the entire metro area having just under 3 million. Oddly enough, they’re the 19th largest city in the United States and the 19th largest metro area.
Denver is a great city for people looking for a fresh start, with the Rocky Mountains nearby, the Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, and a lot of great microbreweries. Currently, about 9.8 percent of their population is black or African-American. In the 1990s, the black population in Denver made up about 12.8 percent of the population.
Through the ’90s and the early 2000s, the black population in Denver continued to shrink. Sometime around 2015, it started to grow again, and by the 2020 census, they had a positive growth. The black population has grown 11 percent since the 2010 census in Denver. The median income for a black household in Denver is $58,300, which is higher than the national median.
9. Orlando, Florida
Orlando is known for its theme parks and warm climate. Orlando’s black population has grown by 10 percent since 2010, and the median household income in Orlando for a black family is $49,900.
8. Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta is a major economic and cultural hub for the South. It’s also home to a number of Fortune 500 companies and has a thriving art and entertainment scene. Atlanta has a very diverse population, and it’s got a very large black community. Always has, and it’s getting larger. The city’s black population has grown by 10 percent since 2010, and the median income for a black household in Atlanta is $53,200.
7. Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida. Jacksonville’s black population has grown by 11 percent since 2010, and the median income for a black household in Jacksonville is $48,800.
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6. Dallas, Texas
Dallas is obviously one of the more popular cities to move to these days. Some people see it as a western city in a western state of Texas; some people see it as a southern city. Dallas has a strong economy and a growing black population. Dallas’s black population has grown by 12 percent since 2010. The median income for a black household in Dallas is $54,700.
5. Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas, is known for its live music scene and is often called the “live music capital of the world.” Austin’s black population has grown by 13 percent since 2010. The median income for a black household in Austin is $54,700, just like Dallas.
4. Houston, Texas
Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and home to one of the largest diverse populations in the nation. Houston has a strong economy and a growing black population. Houston’s black population has grown by 14 percent since 2010. The median income for a black household in Houston is $49,200.
3. Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is known for its music scene and has a very diverse population. Nashville’s black population has grown by 15 percent since 2010. The median income for a black household in Nashville is $49,500.
2. Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina, has become a hotspot for a lot of different demographics over the last 10 years. Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and is known for its high quality of life. Raleigh’s black population has grown by 16 percent since 2010. The median income for a black household in Raleigh is $53,800.
1. Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina, is a major banking and financial center, the biggest in the South. The city has a strong economy and a growing black population. Charlotte’s black population has grown by 17 percent since 2010. The median income for a black household in Charlotte, North Carolina, is $57,100.
Alright, that’s today’s article. Hope you guys enjoyed it and found the information helpful. Now, go out, have a great day, and be nice to each other.