Most African American cities in Florida research summary. We analyzed Florida’s most recent Census data to determine the blackest cities in Florida based on the percentage of Black residents. Here are the results of our analysis:
The city with the largest African American population in Florida is Lauderdale Lakes based on the most recent Census data.
Lauderdale Lakes is 82.94% Black.
The least African American city in Florida is Neptune Beach.
Neptune Beach is 0.0% Black.
Florida is 15.1% Black.
Florida is the 12th blackest state in the United States.
The Black community is one of the fastest-growing communities in America this decade.
Roughly 42 million people identifying as Black or African American live in the United States, making up 12% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Black population in Florida is 3,223,893 – at 15.1% of the total population of Florida.
The percentage growth of Blacks in America is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census’s race and ethnicity definition. Most scholars and historians agree that increasing diversity in America is a good thing.
But how has the increase in the black population impacted Florida? Which cities and towns in Florida have seen the greatest increase in its Black population?
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Florida with the largest African American population in 2023:
What’s the blackest city in Florida? The city with the largest Black population in Florida for 2023 is Lauderdale Lakes. See if Lauderdale Lakes ranked as one of the most african american places in America.
The 10 Blackest Cities In Florida For 2023
Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Florida With The Largest Black Population For 2023
We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the Census. So that’s where we went to get the race breakdown across Florida.
That leads us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2017-2021 American Community Survey data from the US Census.
Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:
- Hispanic or Latino
- White alone*
- Black or African American alone*
- American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
- Asian alone*
- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
- Some other race alone*
- Two or more races*
Our particular column of interest was the number of people who identified as Black or African American.
We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people in Florida. That left us with 208 cities.
We then calculated the percentage of residents that are Black or African American. The percentages ranked from 82.9% to 0.0%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percentage of the Black population, with a higher score being more Black than a lower score. Lauderdale Lakes took the distinction of being the most Black, while Neptune Beach was the least African American city.
We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in Florida with the largest African American population.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Florida ranked by population of African American residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.
Summary: Black Populations Across Florida
If you’re looking for a breakdown of African American populations across Florida according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least African American places in Florida:
- Neptune Beach
- St. Augustine Beach
- Hialeah Gardens
For more Florida reading, check out:
African American Population By City In Florida
|Rank||City||% African American|
|21||North Miami Beach||36.11%|
|25||West Palm Beach||32.98%|
|41||Royal Palm Beach||26.82%|
|77||Port St. Lucie||17.29%|