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The 51 Most Well-Read Cities for African-Americans

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The 51 Most Well-Read Cities for African-Americans for 2014


Top Tier Cities
  1. New York, NY
  2. Atlanta, GA
  3. Philadelphia, PA
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Washington, DC
Second Tier Cities
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Houston, TX
  3. Baltimore, MD
  4. Columbus, OH
  5. New Orleans, LA
Third Tier
  1. Detroit, MI
  2. Memphis, TN
  3. Newark, NJ
  4. Richmond, VA
  5. Cleveland, OH
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. St. Louis, MO

The following cities were not ranked as the cities above were as their scores were not significantly different to do a meaningful ranking.  


Worthy of Note

Each of these cities rank well on three or more dimensions and show strong potential for breaking into one of the top tiers.

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Oakland, CA
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Raleigh, NC

Each of these cities rank well on two or more dimensions.

  • Alexandria, VA
  • Austin, TX
  • Bensenville, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • Bowie, MD
  • Carson, CA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Dayton, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Durham, NC
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Longwood, FL
  • Maywood, NJ
  • Nashville, TN
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Plantation, FL
  • Rochester, NY
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Warner Robins, GA
  • Westchester, NY
  • Wichita, KS
  • San Diego, CA


A total of three hundred different cities were considered.  Read more about this list.

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