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Old 07-14-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Bloomfield, Connecticut is a highly Jamaican city that's usually listed as fairly good on crime plus okay to average on poverty. Although, for whatever reason, the smallish Asian community there seem to be much poorer than Connecticut average.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Bloomf...nnecticut.html
http://www.city-data.com/poverty/pov...nnecticut.html

The opinion on these boards seems to be fairly positive on Bloomfield, but with complaints about the schools performing poor and the taxes being high. Still this is a better verdict than most "majority black" towns tend to get here.

Miramar, Florida is another town with a large Jamaican/West-Indian population that seems to do okay on crime and poverty.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Miramar-Florida.html
http://www.city-data.com/poverty/pov...r-Florida.html
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:30 AM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Its almost become a cliche to suggest a black person move to Atlanta.
Same with whites moving to Arizona or Florida........Denver.......
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Uhh, not really... The crime is usually below national average in MT.V (not for the past cpl years, but still not too high above national average) and it's 60% black.

You try looking for a town of 70K population that is 60% black thats had below to at average crime.


someone said detroit... They have SO many problems
In 2010 I would say :

1-Washington DC
2-Houston
3-Dallas
4-Atlanta
5-Austin
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:09 AM
 
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Don't forget Phoenix, AZ...Phoenix is definitely on the rise for African Americans.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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Don't forget Phoenix, AZ...Phoenix is definitely on the rise for African Americans.
It is up and coming, but the percentage still is relatively low. You will see Blacks throughout the area though.

Another Western city that might surprise people is Las Vegas. A lot of former LA residents that are Black are moving there.

Columbus OH, Denver, Seattle, Minneapolis and Madison WI are sleepers in terms of having close knit Black communities, their share of educated Black folks and even seeing Blacks in leadership positions in spite of their relatively low Black percentages.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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Oakland CA

^by far the best in the bay area...
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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Oakland CA

^by far the best in the bay area...
True....Oakland is still holding it down and there are some very nice areas of the city with high Black percentages. It is still the Blackest major Western city in the US.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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In 2010 I would say :

1-Washington DC
2-Houston
3-Dallas
4-Atlanta
5-Austin

NO...Not above Charlotte or Raleigh.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Miramar, Florida is another town with a large Jamaican/West-Indian population that seems to do okay on crime and poverty.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Miramar-Florida.html
http://www.city-data.com/poverty/pov...r-Florida.html
Miramar is a nice area. Low in crime and they have brand new developments out in the Western part of the city that is very nice. But there is crime there. Some parts are pretty heavy.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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A good city for Black Americans would be any city with a strong Black aristocracy. The top three in 2010 would be, in this order.

DC
ATL
Philly(was the original haven for free blacks, and was at the heart of the abolitionist movement)
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