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African-American ancestry map The ePodunk map shows U.S. cities with the highest percentages of people of ancestry. Learn about cities with genealogy and find in-depth community information about the ancestry cities.


Nearly 25 million people - 8.8 percent of the U.S. population - claimed African-American heritage in the 2000 census. The map above shows that communities with the highest proportion of African-American population tend to be in the South, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 70 percent of those people said they were of African-American ancestry.

The links at left lead to information on other races and ethnicities.

Community Place type% African-American
Mound Bayou, MScity98.4
Velda Village Hills, MOvillage98.4
Brookdale, SCpopulated place98.1
White Hall, ALtown98.0
Lincoln Heights, OHvillage97.9
East Saint Louis, ILcity97.7
East Saint Louis, ILtownship97.7
Metcalfe, MStown97.6
Fayette, MScity97.4
Grambling, LAtown97.1
Alorton, ILvillage97.1
Seat Pleasant, MDcity96.7
Bunche Park, FLpopulated place96.5
Jonestown, MStown96.3
Garysburg, NCtown96.1
Velda City, MOcity96.0
Velda Village, MOpopulated place96.0
Pine Lawn, MOcity96.0
Tchula, MStown95.9
Ford Heights, ILvillage95.9
Fairmount Heights, MDtown95.8
Glenarden, MDcity95.8
Tuskegee, ALcity95.5
Centreville, ILcity95.5
Hillsdale, MOvillage95.4
Robbins, ILvillage95.3
Midway, FLcity94.4
Friars Point, MStown93.9
Phoenix, ILvillage93.8
Lawnside, NJborough93.6
Venice, ILcity93.6
Prairie View, TXcity93.5
Highland Park, MIcity93.4
East Cleveland, OHcity93.4
Langston, OKtown93.3
Capitol Heights, MDtown92.9
Norwood Court, MOtown92.7
Largo, MDpopulated place92.7
Northwoods, MOcity92.7
Benton Harbor, MIcity92.4
Pagedale, MOcity92.1
Shaw, MScity92.1
Wellston, MOcity92.1
Washington Park, ILvillage91.9
Redan, GApopulated place91.3
Shelby, MScity91.1
Pembroke, ILtownship90.5
Warrensville Heights, OHcity90.4
Fairfield, ALcity90.2
East Orange, NJcity89.5
Ames, TXcity89.3
Eatonville, FLtown89.3
Brighton, ALcity89.1
Gretna, FLcity88.4
Richwood, LAtown88.2
Uniontown, ALcity88.2
District Heights, MDcity88.0
Altheimer, ARcity87.9
Pickens, MStown87.7
Tutwiler, MStown87.3
Barrett, TXpopulated place86.6
Riverdale, ILvillage86.4
Mayesville, SCtown86.0
Denmark, SCcity85.9
East Spencer, NCtown85.8
Forestville, MDpopulated place85.8
Moline Acres, MOcity85.5
Hayneville, ALtown85.5
Temple Hills, MDpopulated place85.0
Lakeview, NYpopulated place85.0
Camp Hill, ALtown84.9
Cullen, LAtown84.9
Prichard, ALcity84.5
Eudora, ARcity84.5
Wilberforce, OHpopulated place84.2
Gary, INcity84.0
University Park, ILvillage83.9
Sparta, GAcity83.7
Hollandale, MScity83.2
Blue Hills, CTneighborhd83.1
Calumet Park, ILvillage82.9
Richmond Heights, FLpopulated place82.8
Lambert, MStown82.8
Gibsland, LAtown82.8
Maywood, ILvillage82.7
Belvedere Park, GApopulated place82.4
Dolton, ILvillage82.4
Rosedale, MScity82.0
Country Club Hills, ILcity81.9
College Park, GAcity81.8
Bellwood, ILvillage81.7
Irvington, NJtownship81.7
Detroit, MIcity81.6
Itta Bena, MScity81.3
Country Club Hills, MOcity81.0
Ruleville, MScity80.8
Yeadon, PAborough80.8
Canton, MScity80.3
Allendale, SCtown80.0
Port Gibson, MScity80.0
Bel-Ridge, MOvillage79.7
Brooksville, MStown79.6
Lithonia, GAcity79.6
Harvey, ILcity79.6
Lake Providence, LAtown79.5
Estill, SCtown79.4
Maringouin, LAtown79.4
Enfield, NCtown79.3
Forest Heights, MDtown79.1
Milford Mill, MDpopulated place79.1
Roosevelt, NYpopulated place79.0
Moorhead, MScity79.0
Petersburg, VAcity79.0
Edwards, MStown78.9
Markham, ILcity78.9
Jennings, MOcity78.6
Mitchellville, MDpopulated place78.5
Marshallville, GAcity78.4
Lochearn, MDpopulated place78.4
York, ALcity78.3
East Point, GAcity78.2
Goulds, FLpopulated place78.1
Gould, ARcity78.0
Talbotton, GAcity77.8
Muskegon Heights, MIcity77.8
Wyandanch, NYpopulated place77.7
Timmonsville, SCtown77.3
Dawson, GAcity77.3
Wadley, GAcity77.1
White Castle, LAtown76.8
Hanley Hills, MOvillage76.7
Mangonia Park, FLtown76.7
Berkeley, MOcity76.7
Hazel Crest, ILvillage76.3
Holly Springs, MScity76.2
Cool Valley, MOcity76.1
Chester, PAcity75.7
Blackville, SCtown75.6
Earle, ARcity75.2
Ettrick, VApopulated place75.1
Orange, NJtownship75.1
Ferriday, LAtown74.9
Tallulah, LAcity74.8
Fort Valley, GAcity74.7
Woodville, MStown74.6
Wrightsville, ARcity74.6
Campti, LAtown74.5
Union Springs, ALcity74.4
Boyce, LAtown74.4
Lecompte, LAtown74.3
Camp Springs, MDpopulated place74.3
Cuthbert, GAcity74.2
Marianna, ARcity74.1
Sweet Home , ARpopulated place74.0
Clinton, MDpopulated place73.7
Drew, MScity73.6
Birmingham, ALcity73.5
Fairfax, SCtown73.5
Green Level, NCtown73.4
Indianola, MScity73.4
Chester, PAtownship73.3
Goodwater, ALcity73.3
Dermott, ARcity73.3
Broadview, ILvillage73.1
Woodlawn, MDpopulated place72.3
Forest Park, OKtown72.1
Randallstown, MDpopulated place72.1
Saint Gabriel, LAtown72.0
Como, MStown71.8
Royal Oak, MIcharTwp71.5
Lake City, SCcity71.4
Black Jack, MOcity71.3
Gardere, LApopulated place71.0
Bladensburg, MDtown70.9
Jackson, MScity70.6
Moss Point, MScity70.6
McAlmont, ARpopulated place70.5
Lumpkin, GAcity70.4
Oglethorpe, GAcity70.3
Durant, MScity70.2

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter

-- October 2005

Other African American resources:

· African-American message boards
· Immigration & ship records
· African-American history links
· African-American Mosaic - Library of Congress
· National Archives - Guide to African-American Research
· Moorland-Spingarn Research Center - Howard University
· Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
· W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research

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