Large US City Black Populations ('21 ACS estimates)

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Nah, not in a land we are all foreign to anyway...
Without a doubt this is the wilderness of North America as taught by The Hon. Elijah Muhammad, but you introduced the phrase today.

When dudes try to ascribe the “black mecca” tag to their city it’s trying to replicate what NYC represents to our people. None of those cities have put in the work that NYC has.

Better to just say “my city is a regional powerhouse for Blacks”
 

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Without a doubt this is the wilderness of North America as taught by The Hon. Elijah Muhammad, but you introduced the phrase today.

When dudes try to ascribe the “black mecca” tag to their city it’s trying to replicate what NYC represents to our people. None of those cities have put in the work that NYC has.

Better to just say “my city is a regional powerhouse for Blacks”

NY represents the largest concentrations of our people and we know it as that, but our people don't collectively view NY as the soul controller or contributer to black history and culture. That's a very NY way of thinking 😆...

There are more regional powerhouses than actual meccas but I think in a country where our ~40 to 45-million population is spread coast to coast, there is no one place that dominates our culture. I'm in Idaho right now, granted aren't many of us here but the few I've gotten to talk to, NY never came up in conversation...

Black people out this way aren't getting their cues from NY 😂...

This is hard for New Yorkers to believe because of the pull NY has up and down the East Coast, but there are many places in the US where black folk aren't NY-centric...
 

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The city life for African Americans is coming to an end, we either move to the burbs after meeting wifey and starting a family or move out of town to a smaller city with a lower cost of living. Cacs are purposely pricing us out of the big cities. Last time I checked NYC black population was over 2.2 million and now only 1.7 and I know that decline has a lot to do with the gentrification of Brooklyn and other areas.
 

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The city life for African Americans is coming to an end, we either move to the burbs after meeting wifey and starting a family or move out of town to a smaller city with a lower cost of living. Cacs are purposely pricing us out of the big cities. Last time I checked NYC black population was over 2.2 million and now only 1.7 and I know that decline has a lot to do with the gentrification of Brooklyn and other areas.


Let them have Babylon breh.
 

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You're not in a Black Mecca if everywhere you go; you atleast hear someone speaking Spanish. :heh:

Or if 40% of the radio stations are Spanish speaking. :heh:
 

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we have a huge cultural and political impact. Like how 12-15% of the country got the rest of the 88-85% in a chokehold?
Was wondering if this perception were skewed because we ourselves are black.....
But the fact that americans put a disproportionate amount of focus on sports and entertainment this is def true. Even in the middle of nowhere Idaho or whatever cacs are probably daily ingesting some aspect of black culture whether it's voluntary or not
 

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3 of the cities in the list are all In the dfw(Dallas Fort Worth Arlington) and that doesn’t even count the other cities in the metro
 

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Brooklyn keeps on taking it.
The city life for African Americans is coming to an end, we either move to the burbs after meeting wifey and starting a family or move out of town to a smaller city with a lower cost of living. Cacs are purposely pricing us out of the big cities. Last time I checked NYC black population was over 2.2 million and now only 1.7 and I know that decline has a lot to do with the gentrification of Brooklyn and other areas.
That’s just about it and Harlem.

Queens black community (southeast) is way too far from everything and is a successful black section of the city that already looks and feels suburban.

The south Bronx Mott haven neighborhood is really very Hispanic so I can’t claim that as black gentrification.

People don’t speak about this but a lot of immigrants have pushed out nyc black population just as much as hipster cacs.

There are many hoods in nyc that are mostly south Asian or Hispanic that formally had much higher black populations
 

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This thread is going to be all-encompassing, later highlighting metropolitan areas, but I'm going to start with the city municipal population first...

New York 1,795,113

Chicago 779,304

Philadelphia 625,772
Houston 510,280

Detroit 488,262
Memphis 391,951
Baltimore 349,358
Los Angeles 323,341
Dallas 301,499
Charlotte 294,703
Jacksonville 293,066
Washington 284,101
Columbus 261,987

Indianapolis 246,971
Atlanta 236,812
Milwaukee 219,192
New Orleans 209,219
Nashville 177,859
Fort Worth 177,747
Cleveland 175,532
Newark 149,309
Louisville 148,348
Boston 139,467
Kansas City 135,741
Birmingham 134,746
St Louis 128,470
Cincinnati 125,737
Raleigh 125,256
Greensboro 124,674
Baton Rouge 118,647
Phoenix 116,969
Durham 103,646

Buffalo 99,651
San Antonio 97,274
Oakland 97,176
Oklahoma City 96,282
Richmond 95,174
Norfolk 93,801
Arlington 88,770
Tampa 84,764
San Diego 84,278
Virginia Beach 83,754
Little Rock 82,011
Winston-Salem 81,604
Rochester 80,873
Minneapolis 80,379
Las Vegas 79,555

Orlando 72,960
Austin 69,421
Pittsburgh 68,799
Sacramento 68,780
Denver 65,455
Miami 62,904
Tulsa 61,299
Omaha 59,451
Jersey City 57,921
Long Beach 56,096
Dayton 54,616
St Petersburg 54,222
Columbia 53,091
Fort Lauderdale 51,957
Seattle 50,640

St Paul 49,765
Bridgeport 49,692
Hartford 44,010
New Haven 43,226
San Francisco 41,575
Fresno 39,749
Stockton 38,010
Portland 37,187
Grand Rapids 36,127
Knoxville 30,631
Charleston 30,019
Albany 28,895
Colorado Springs 28,553
Bakersfield 28,533
San Jose 28,521
Tucson 27,705
San Bernardino 27,553
Worcester 27,181
Providence 27,126

Tacoma 22,578
El Paso 22,388
Riverside 19,036
Albuquerque 17,441
Allentown 13,980

Honolulu 5874
Salt Lake City 5413

Boise 4274
A lot of cities/burrows/towns i will never willingly live in :russ:
 

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Why y'all make these threads just to make backhanded disses to shyt on NYC...:stopitslime:

It could've been a good thread but as always :unimpressed:

One starring this shyt.

Stop bytching, this is not a diss thread...

No one call LA a Black Mecca. :heh:


The Black population in California is actually decreasing.

The black population is decreasing virtually everywhere outside the South, with the exception of a handful of cities. Black population is dropping much faster in some notable northern cities than it is in California cities...

Was wondering if this perception were skewed because we ourselves are black.....
But the fact that americans put a disproportionate amount of focus on sports and entertainment this is def true. Even in the middle of nowhere Idaho or whatever cacs are probably daily ingesting some aspect of black culture whether it's voluntary or not

I'm in Idaho, nah Black culture is virtually nonexistent here. The few times I've seen muhfukkas playing hip hop were white people or Mexicans. All these muhfukkas dress like they ready for a rodeo, they huge into country music and that type shyt out here...

Which is another point to make in this thread, there are many, many places where we aren't in large number, so our culture also isn't in those places. I do believe there is an indercounting in Black people in this country, particularly given the Grey area of leniency on people who are of African descent but don't identify as Black American; I think our real population is closer to 15% than 12%...

Regardless, I agree that our impact on American culture is outsized relative to our population, its directly visible in so many cities and places that we are neither the majority nor plurality, but have arguably the strongest impact on local culture; example in Charlotte we are neither the majority nor plurality, and there is certainly impact from other groups in Charlotte, bit it's a black ass city culturally...

That sounds about right. Atlanta has a little over 500K people or less and the black population is below 50%

230k sounds spot on

Metro Atlanta is what he's thinking of. I'll have the metro lists published up here some time this weekend...
 
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