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View Poll Results: City With The Richest Black Americans
New York 8 11.27%
Atlanta 21 29.58%
Los Angeles 3 4.23%
Chicago 1 1.41%
Washington DC 31 43.66%
Miami 0 0%
Philadelphia 0 0%
Boston 1 1.41%
Houston 2 2.82%
Charlotte 4 5.63%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-02-2019, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Boston
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NYC has more rich and upper class black people than any city on that list, definitely if we're talking metro wise which includes Long Island, Northern New Jersey, the Hudson Valley, and SW Connecticut.

After that it's DC for median income then Atlanta for sheer number of black millionaires.
SW CT black people are poor. Handful of middle class ones in Stamford Norwalk and Stratford but not a lot. HEAVILY out numbered by deep poverty in Bridgeport Waterbury and New Haven..
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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SW CT black people are poor. Handful of middle class ones in Stamford Norwalk and Stratford but not a lot. HEAVILY out numbered by deep poverty in Bridgeport Waterbury and New Haven..
I've definitely heard others say the same thing about SW CT.

The NYC Metro area's largest concentration of middle-income blacks is by far in Queens and Long Island. I would say that there's far more middle class represented than poor. The hard-working Caribbean immigrants play a huge role in this too.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:27 AM
 
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SW CT black people are poor. Handful of middle class ones in Stamford Norwalk and Stratford but not a lot. HEAVILY out numbered by deep poverty in Bridgeport Waterbury and New Haven..
There arenít middle class black people in those last 3 cities? Then there are some in Hamden and West Haven in the New Haven area, among others in that region, as well.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:38 AM
 
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I've definitely heard others say the same thing about SW CT.

The NYC Metro area's largest concentration of middle-income blacks is by far in Queens and Long Island. I would say that there's far more middle class represented than poor. The hard-working Caribbean immigrants play a huge role in this too.
There are smaller concentrations in parts of Brooklyn and NE Bronx in the city, with some in northern Mount Vernon over into east/NE New Rochelle; northern Teaneck/western Englewood, Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange and a few other smaller concentrations in NE NJ. There are other smaller concentrations in the area as well. A thread about this: Upper Middle class african-american communities in ny
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/sta...ca-report-2017

List of metros with the least income inequality between black and white people from the source above.


Atlanta #10
Miami #15
DC #18
CLT #27
LA #38
NYC # 43
Detroit #50
Boston #53
Philly #55
Houston #57
Chicago #67


(These include all metros but of the larger metros, ATL was #2, MIA#3, DC#4, CLT#7, DAL#8, LA#9)
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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I would guess Charlotte or Atlanta or Houston.


I think I read Washington is the city where African Americans earn the most, but based on personal experience I feel like that the communities in CLT and ATL are thriving more. I feel like the middle class is more robust. Etc.
Charlotte? Nah...it doesn't have the numbers. And DC's middle/upper middle class is most certainly thriving--more than Charlotte's and a wee bit more than Atlanta's (adjusting for COL).
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Old 02-02-2019, 12:45 PM
 
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Black people generally seem to do the best in suburban settings; especially ones where they're integrated with whites.

If you ever search up the most thriving black communities then they're either in the suburbs or on the edges of a major city (where its practically suburban). I can't think of one dense city-like black area in the US that is affluent. Something about high-density seems to make black folks go bonkers..

Of course there are thriving blacks that live deep within cities but when you get too many blacks packed in too close together then it usually ends in disaster And becomes a very toxic environment.

Honestly, I don't know the reason why. Maybe because in Africa, we were mostly in villages and small populations so we're kinda hardwired to collectively function better in less-populated settings? Even when you look at the black countries around the world with the best standard of livings (HDI) and that are the most peaceful; they are mostly less-densely populated areas (ex: Barbados, Bahamas, Botswana, Gabon, etc).

Maybe I'm the biggest ignoramus around but this is just what I noticed with both my own experiences and analyzing census data in the past. Please somebody prove me wrong if they disagree.
Good Lord, you've really gone off the deep end on this when simple history helps explain this. When were the Fair Housing, Civil Rights, Voting Rights, etc Acts, affirmative action, etc. signed into law and what was the housing market/landscape like?
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Old 02-02-2019, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Charlotte? Nah...it doesn't have the numbers. And DC's middle/upper middle class is most certainly thriving--more than Charlotte's and a wee bit more than Atlanta's (adjusting for COL).


I accidentally thought the thread was about overall population and not just the richest black individuals.

In which case, I would say NYC.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:20 AM
 
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bet...eview.amp.html


Los Angeles and the D.C area has the richest Black neighborhoods in America
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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I think the median household income is a better indicator of the overall well-being of a population group than the number of millionaires. The Washington DC metro tends to be statistically about the best off for black Americans - and likely for Asian, Hispanic and white Americans as well. Government and supporting industries tend to be relatively recession proof (ignoring the dysfunction of early 2019).

On the other hand, the DC area's high cost of living offsets this advantage, and wealthy, prominent celebrities from the media and entertainment sectors tend to live elsewhere - particularly the top three places on the poll. But often such high profile individuals get a lot more attention than far larger numbers of people who have made a solid fortune in less glamorous lines of work.
True. I haven’t looked at the data recently but last I saw DC has the highest concentration of AA making over $100,000. I thinks Atlanta was #8 or #9? But you can’t talk about DC without mentioning the CoL.

I think Atlanta has a strong Black middle class, I’m not sure about affluence but I can’t speak fully on it because I haven’t looked at all the data. However, I do know DC has a high population of affluent AA.
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