These Are The 10 Georgia Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Georgia have the largest African American population.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the cities in Georgia with the largest African American population.

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The Black community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

There are now 42 million people who identify as Black or African American living in America, making up 12% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Black population in Georgia is 3,105,273 – at 30.7% of the total population of Georgia.

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. As most scholars and historians agree, an increase in the diversity in America is a good thing.

We agree.

But how has the increase in the black population impacted Georgia? Which cities and towns in Georgia have seen the greatest increase in its Black population?

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Georgia with the largest African American population in 2019:

  1. Union City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Riverdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. College Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Fairburn (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. East Point (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Waynesboro (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Stone Mountain (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Fort Valley (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Albany (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Camilla (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Union City took the number one over all spot for the largest Black population in Georgia for 2019. See if it ranked as one of the most african american cities in America.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Georgia ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Black, check out the best places to live in Georgia or the most diverse places in Georgia.

How We Determined The Cities In Georgia With The Largest Black Population For 2019

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Georgia.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2013-2017 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*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here 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. That left us with 119 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Black or African American. The percentages ranked from 86.4% to 3.4%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Black population with a higher score being more Black than a lower score. Union City took the distinction of being the most Black, while Cumming was the least African American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Georgia 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.

Union City, GA

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Population: 20,793
% African American: 86.36%
# Of African American Residents: 17,957
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.96%
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Riverdale, GA

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Population: 15,931
% African American: 80.98%
# Of African American Residents: 12,901
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.98%
More on Riverdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Riverdale is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 15,134 at the 2010 census, up from 12,478 in 2000. Riverdale is a suburb just south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.

College Park, GA

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Population: 14,360
% African American: 78.45%
# Of African American Residents: 11,266
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.71%
More on College Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

College Park is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia, adjacent to the southern boundary of the city of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,942. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is partially located in the city’s boundaries, and the Georgia International Convention Center, owned and operated by the City of College Park, is within the city limits.

Fairburn, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 14,257
% African American: 77.23%
# Of African American Residents: 11,010
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.42%
More on Fairburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fairburn is a city and former county seat in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 12,950 at the 2010 census.

East Point, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 35,380
% African American: 75.86%
# Of African American Residents: 26,838
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.48%
More on East Point: Real Estate | Data | Photos

East Point is a suburban city located southwest of the neighborhoods of Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 33,712. The city name is derived from being at the opposite end of the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad from West Point.

Waynesboro, GA

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Population: 5,603
% African American: 75.48%
# Of African American Residents: 4,229
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.15%
More on Waynesboro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Waynesboro is a city in Burke County, Georgia, United States. The population was 5,766 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Burke County. It is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area.

Stone Mountain, GA

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Population: 6,209
% African American: 74.7%
# Of African American Residents: 4,638
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.87%
More on Stone Mountain: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Stone Mountain is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 5,802 at the 2010 census. Stone Mountain is located in the eastern part of DeKalb County and is a suburb of Atlanta. It lies near to but does not include the geological formation Stone Mountain.

Fort Valley, GA

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Population: 8,790
% African American: 74.06%
# Of African American Residents: 6,510
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.88%
More on Fort Valley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fort Valley is a city in and the county seat of Peach County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 9,815.

Albany, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 74,892
% African American: 72.48%
# Of African American Residents: 54,280
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.86%
More on Albany: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Albany is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia. Located on the Flint River, it is the seat of Dougherty County. Located in southwest Georgia, it is the principal city of the Albany, Georgia metropolitan area. The population was 77,434 at the 2010 U.S. Census, making it the eighth-largest city in the state.

Camilla, GA

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,014
% African American: 72.28%
# Of African American Residents: 3,624
Percent Change Since 2010: -10.21%
More on Camilla: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Camilla is a city in Mitchell County, Georgia, United States, and is its county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 5,360.

There You Have It – Black Populations Across Georgia

If you’re looking for a breakdown of African American populations across Georgia according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least African American places in Georgia:

  1. Cumming
  2. Dahlonega
  3. Holly Springs

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most African American Cities In Georgia

Rank City % African American Population
1 Union City 86.36% 20,793
2 Riverdale 80.98% 15,931
3 College Park 78.45% 14,360
4 Fairburn 77.23% 14,257
5 East Point 75.86% 35,380
6 Waynesboro 75.48% 5,603
7 Stone Mountain 74.7% 6,209
8 Fort Valley 74.06% 8,790
9 Albany 72.48% 74,892
10 Camilla 72.28% 5,014
11 Lovejoy 70.56% 6,594
12 Cordele 66.53% 10,901
13 Douglasville 63.95% 32,768
14 Bainbridge 63.44% 12,280
15 Americus 63.35% 15,839
16 Dublin 63.27% 15,889
17 Conyers 62.25% 15,803
18 Sandersville 61.95% 5,671
19 Mcdonough 61.33% 23,504
20 Barnesville 60.45% 6,553
21 Sylvester 60.34% 5,983
22 Stockbridge 58.71% 28,117
23 Swainsboro 58.17% 7,370
24 Eatonton 57.25% 6,512
25 Thomson 57.16% 6,599
26 Powder Springs 56.53% 14,765
27 Austell 56.08% 7,227
28 Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance) 55.87% 196,899
29 Brunswick 54.97% 15,919
30 Clarkston 54.84% 12,702
31 Griffin 54.3% 22,710
32 Savannah 54.24% 145,094
33 Waycross 54.16% 14,009
34 Thomasville 53.72% 18,503
35 Fitzgerald 53.19% 8,884
36 Atlanta 51.83% 465,230
37 Valdosta 51.15% 56,036
38 Douglas 49.3% 11,566
39 Lagrange 49.2% 30,442
40 Adel 49.18% 5,291
41 Moultrie 48.27% 14,221
42 Milledgeville 47.46% 18,892
43 Covington 47.3% 13,728
44 Hampton 46.48% 7,463
45 Columbus 44.99% 198,647
46 Hinesville 44.41% 33,540
47 Locust Grove 44.23% 6,340
48 Cairo 43.55% 9,569
49 Eastman 43.5% 5,267
50 Jesup 43.1% 9,899
51 Hapeville 42.95% 6,622
52 Statesboro 42.91% 30,649
53 Monroe 42.68% 13,298
54 Dallas 41.4% 12,760
55 Snellville 40.82% 19,521
56 Thomaston 40.09% 8,844
57 Perry 38.9% 15,633
58 Warner Robins 38.3% 74,123
59 Garden City 37.82% 8,961
60 Morrow 37.54% 7,076
61 Forest Park 37.36% 19,271
62 Fayetteville 36.65% 17,069
63 Vidalia 34.51% 10,603
64 Villa Rica 33.82% 14,900
65 Lawrenceville 32.23% 29,287
66 Smyrna 30.68% 55,467
67 Tifton 30.54% 16,568
68 Marietta 30.26% 60,203
69 Grovetown 29.94% 13,353
70 Carrollton 29.12% 26,054
71 Newnan 28.39% 36,792
72 Acworth 27.48% 22,163
73 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 27.41% 122,292
74 Rome 27.08% 36,029
75 Centerville 26.6% 7,646
76 Tyrone 26.56% 7,199
77 Pooler 24.93% 22,477
78 Kennesaw 24.51% 33,433
79 Kingsland 23.99% 16,562
80 Loganville 23.77% 11,355
81 Duluth 22.56% 28,988
82 Cartersville 22.2% 20,235
83 Toccoa 21.27% 8,307
84 Decatur 21.24% 22,022
85 Sandy Springs 19.97% 103,703
86 Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government 17.9% 11,096
87 Lilburn 17.43% 12,559
88 Commerce 17.36% 6,677
89 Cedartown 16.66% 9,780
90 Norcross 16.61% 16,474
91 Richmond Hill 16.32% 11,766
92 Gainesville 16.2% 37,291
93 Winder 16.13% 15,403
94 Chamblee 15.64% 28,433
95 St. Marys 14.97% 17,787
96 Suwanee 13.83% 18,655
97 Dunwoody 13.11% 48,857
98 Roswell 13.04% 94,239
99 Braselton 12.66% 9,316
100 Buford 12.3% 14,662

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