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Old 02-15-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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Default Cities with the Largest Black Population

Gary, Indiana-84%
Detroit, Michigan-81.6%
Birmingham, Alabama-73.5%
Jackson, Mississippi-70.6%
New Orleans-67.3%
Baltimore, Maryland-64.3%
Atlanta, Georgia-61.4%
Memphis, Tennessee-61.4%
Washington, DC-60%
Richmond, Virginia-57.2%
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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Gary, Indiana-84%
Detroit, Michigan-81.6%
Birmingham, Alabama-73.5%
Jackson, Mississippi-70.6%
New Orleans-67.3%
Baltimore, Maryland-64.3%
Atlanta, Georgia-61.4%
Memphis, Tennessee-61.4%
Washington, DC-60%
Richmond, Virginia-57.2%
Actually, the cities you list have the largest black majority populations, not the greatest number of black residents.

Based on the 2000 Census, the cities with largest black populations (i.e. greatest number of black residents) are:

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. Detroit
4. Philadelphia
5. Houston
6. Los Angeles
7. Baltimore
8. Memphis
9. Washington, D.C.
10. New Orleans

http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/c2kbr01-5.pdf


The metro areas with the largest black populations (i.e. greatest number of black residents) are:

1. New York
2. Atlanta
3. Chicago
4. Los Angeles
5. Washington, D.C.
6. Philadelphia
7. Detroit
8. Houston
9. Baltimore
10. Dallas-Fort Worth

List of U.S. metropolitan areas with large African-American populations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Percentages, not population.

And this is only cities w/ 100K or more.. excluding Gary which almost but dosn't reach 100K.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Maryland has the richest predominately African American county in the nation, also Maryland is the richest state in the nation!!! LOL
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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1 Gary, Indiana 84.03
2 Detroit, Michigan 83.73
3 Miami Gardens, Florida 79.39
4 Birmingham, Alabama 73.46
5 Jackson, Mississippi 70.64
6 New Orleans, Louisiana 67.25
7 Baltimore, Maryland 64.34
8 Memphis, Tennessee 61.41
9 Atlanta, Georgia 61.39
10 Washington, D.C. 60.01
11 Richmond, Virginia 57.19
12 Savannah, Georgia 57.08
13 Newark, New Jersey 53.46
14 Flint, Michigan 53.27
15 St. Louis, Missouri 51.20
16 Cleveland, Ohio 50.99
17 Shreveport, Louisiana 50.80
18 Portsmouth, Virginia 50.61
19 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 50.02
20 Augusta, Georgia 49.75
21 Montgomery, Alabama 49.63
22 Inglewood, California 47.13
23 Mobile, Alabama 46.29
24 Columbia, South Carolina 46.00
25 Beaumont, Texas 45.85
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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Maryland has the richest predominately African American county in the nation, also Maryland is the richest state in the nation!!! LOL
FWIW, anybody who lives in the DC area can tell you Prince George's County as a whole is not as well off as Montgomery County or the Virginia counties/cities located at least in part inside the DC Beltway (Arlington County, Fairfax County, City of Alexandria, City of Falls Church).
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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Hey Chipper,

I think he said predominantly AA county? So why would you mention Montgomery or Fairfax?
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers-Naples-Marco Island
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Some of this information is outdated. Atlanta and D.C have lost a considerable amount of their black populations and are more in the range of 50 - 55% black.
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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Hey Chipper,

I think he said predominantly AA county? So why would you mention Montgomery or Fairfax?
DC's Finest - I think the poster was referring to Prince George's County, and I was comparing the "DC Beltway counties" to one another in terms of how well off they are. I think most people familiar with the DC area know Prince George's is probably the lowest rung county among all the DC Beltway counties in terms of standard of living. (Of course, like all the DC area counties and actually like counties in most of the U.S., there are better off areas in Prince George's and not-so-well off areas in Prince George's.)

I didn't say this clearly above, but just because a county has a high median income does not necessarily mean the people living there have a higher standard of living than other places. The Washington area (as you and many other people know) is very expensive, especially with housing, and the salaries are inflated to a significant degree to offset the cost of living IMO. Purchasing power relative to median income is probably a better indicator about how well off a place is. I'm not sure if much of Prince George's County really is that well off, despite the high median income.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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Is there a criteria for how big the city or town should be? That is important, as there are many small towns that have a higher percentage of Blacks than Gary. Heck, tiny Lakeview, NY on Long Island is 93% Black and is actually a very middle class community.
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