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Old 05-29-2007, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Do you mean it has the largest Black population in terms of absolute numbers, but not the largest percentage of Blacks?
Exactly. Houston city limits has around 490,000 blacks (and growing..fast). That is the most blacks number wise out of all the cities in the south. But percentage wise, that puts it around 28% of the population. New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, Jackson, and Birmingham all have a higher percentage off the top of my head.
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:21 PM
 
Location: moving again
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some people are being real a*sholes here about Baltimore. It's really not THAT bad. It has a bad reputation though. But I don't think you should go with Bmore over the other cities. Some are better, but not all. But seeing that you want to be around more african americans, Baltimore is a good choice because the poplation is over half african americans. my 2 cents
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: In God
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Exactly. Houston city limits has around 490,000 blacks (and growing..fast). That is the most blacks number wise out of all the cities in the south. But percentage wise, that puts it around 28% of the population. New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, Jackson, and Birmingham all have a higher percentage off the top of my head.
As do hundreds of small towns.
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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Exactly. Houston city limits has around 490,000 blacks (and growing..fast). That is the most blacks number wise out of all the cities in the south. But percentage wise, that puts it around 28% of the population. New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, Jackson, and Birmingham all have a higher percentage off the top of my head.
You have to understand though, the larger the population, the shorter the percentage. Houston probably has more blacks than any of those cities you mentioned (except Atlanta).

Atlanta's city population is almost 500,000. Let's say 250,000 blacks live in Atlanta, that would be 50% of Atlanta's population but say 250,000 blacks live in Houston which has a city population of 2.2 million, that's only 12.5 % of Houston's popultion.

So all in all, the percentage #s can tend get really skewed. You may have known that already but just making sure!
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:53 PM
 
Location: In God
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Houston probably has more blacks than any of those cities you mentioned (except Atlanta).
It does have more blacks than Atlanta. Almost twice as many. Many people are not aware of that fact.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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Baltimores population is 600,000 + and it has 65% of its population that are African american
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:13 PM
 
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Baltimores population is 600,000 + and it has 65% of its population that are African american
Still less than Houston.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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So all in all, the percentage #s can tend get really skewed. You may have known that already but just making sure!
I did lol. But it did need to be said though. But yeah, Houston does indeed have the largest black population in the city limits in the south. But it's the 3rd largest (4th considering who you talk to if they put DC in there).
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:51 PM
 
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Still less than Houston.
you're right
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:08 AM
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As someone who grew up in St. Paul (now living in the SF Bay Area), I'd recommend considering moving into the cities proper. The suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul are some of the most vacuous in the country, but Minneapolis and St. Paul really do have a lot to offer. St. Paul might be a good choice if you're concerned about schools. Being in the city itself can make a world of difference in MSP. It ultimately becomes about finding the right neighborhood and community, which is going to happen if you look hard enough in Minneapolis or St. Paul, but not in the suburbs (except for those who prefer to live among homogeneously wealthy, white, ultimately boring people). Again, if you're thinking family friendly, safe, but diverse and culturally interesting, there are areas of St. Paul that are really tremendous.
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