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


We used science and data to determine which cities in Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio is 1,402,423 – at 12.1% of the total population of Ohio.

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 Ohio? Which cities and towns in Ohio have seen the greatest increase in its Black population?

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

  1. East Cleveland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Warrensville Heights (Homes For Sale)
  3. Bedford Heights (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Maple Heights (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Trotwood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Forest Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Euclid (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Bedford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. North College Hill (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Cleveland (Photos | Homes For Sale)

East Cleveland took the number one over all spot for the largest Black population in Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio or the most diverse places in Ohio.

How We Determined The Cities In Ohio 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 Ohio.

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 247 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Black or African American. The percentages ranked from 91.1% to 0.0%.

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

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

East Cleveland, OH

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Population: 17,375
% African American: 91.13%
# Of African American Residents: 15,834
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.34%
More on East Cleveland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

East Cleveland is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and is the first suburb of Cleveland. The population was 17,843 at the 2010 census. East Cleveland is bounded by the city of Cleveland to its north, west, and a small section of its southwestern edge, and by Cleveland Heights to the east and the majority of its southern limits.

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Population: 13,278
% African American: 90.44%
# Of African American Residents: 12,008
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.68%
More on Warrensville Heights: Real Estate | Data

Bedford Heights, OH

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Population: 10,662
% African American: 72.86%
# Of African American Residents: 7,768
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.79%
More on Bedford Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bedford Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 10,751 at the 2010 census.

Maple Heights, OH

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Population: 22,630
% African American: 70.57%
# Of African American Residents: 15,969
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.66%
More on Maple Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Maple Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, outside Cleveland. The population was 23,138 at the 2010 census.

Trotwood, OH

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Population: 24,348
% African American: 68.08%
# Of African American Residents: 16,576
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.22%
More on Trotwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Trotwood is a city in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. The population was 24,431 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is served by the Trotwood-Madison City School District.

Forest Park, OH

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Population: 18,675
% African American: 59.75%
# Of African American Residents: 11,159
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.5%
More on Forest Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Forest Park is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 18,720 at the 2010 census.

Euclid, OH

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Population: 47,698
% African American: 59.68%
# Of African American Residents: 28,464
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.11%
More on Euclid: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Euclid is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. It is an inner ring suburb of Cleveland. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 48,920. In 2009, Euclid celebrated its bicentennial.

Bedford, OH

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Population: 12,766
% African American: 53.15%
# Of African American Residents: 6,785
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.35%
More on Bedford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bedford is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 13,074 at the 2010 census. It is an eastern suburb of Cleveland.

North College Hill, OH

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Population: 9,322
% African American: 50.94%
# Of African American Residents: 4,749
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.78%
More on North College Hill: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North College Hill is a city in Hamilton County in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio approximately ten miles north of downtown Cincinnati. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 9,397. The city takes its name from its proximity to the Cincinnati neighborhood of College Hill which borders it to the south.

Cleveland, OH

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Population: 388,812
% African American: 49.85%
# Of African American Residents: 193,817
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.83%
More on Cleveland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the state’s second most-populous county. Located along Lake Erie, the city proper has a population of 388,072, making Cleveland the 51st largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio after Columbus. Greater Cleveland ranked as the 32nd-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with 2,055,612 people in 2016. The city anchors the Cleveland-Akron-Canton Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 3,515,646 in 2010 and ranks 15th in the United States.

There You Have It – Black Populations Across Ohio

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

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

  1. New Carlisle
  2. Northwood
  3. Wellston

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most African American Cities In Ohio

Rank City % African American Population
1 East Cleveland 91.13% 17,375
2 Warrensville Heights 90.44% 13,278
3 Bedford Heights 72.86% 10,662
4 Maple Heights 70.57% 22,630
5 Trotwood 68.08% 24,348
6 Forest Park 59.75% 18,675
7 Euclid 59.68% 47,698
8 Bedford 53.15% 12,766
9 North College Hill 50.94% 9,322
10 Cleveland 49.85% 388,812
11 Garfield Heights 46.42% 28,122
12 Richmond Heights 46.11% 10,456
13 Cincinnati 42.59% 298,957
14 South Euclid 41.75% 21,792
15 Cleveland Heights 41.66% 45,024
16 Youngstown 41.45% 64,852
17 Dayton 38.93% 140,939
18 Mount Healthy 38.57% 6,072
19 Whitehall 34.79% 18,749
20 Shaker Heights 33.05% 27,749
21 Springdale 32.32% 11,203
22 Akron 30.33% 198,252
23 Grafton 28.66% 6,109
24 Columbus 27.87% 852,144
25 Warren 27.06% 40,244
26 Toledo 26.86% 279,455
27 Lima 25.55% 37,592
28 Reynoldsburg 24.98% 37,189
29 Canton 22.99% 71,763
30 Clayton 22.2% 13,187
31 Campbell 22.04% 7,986
32 Sandusky 21.62% 25,139
33 University Heights 21.36% 13,201
34 Pickerington 19.43% 19,634
35 Mansfield 18.43% 46,720
36 Springfield 16.93% 59,436
37 Willoughby Hills 16.53% 9,514
38 Wyoming 15.33% 8,476
39 Oberlin 14.66% 8,317
40 Steubenville 14.57% 18,194
41 Fairfield 14.43% 42,589
42 Elyria 14.1% 53,944
43 Englewood 14.07% 13,475
44 Xenia 14.0% 26,193
45 Huber Heights 13.99% 38,825
46 Lorain 13.99% 63,731
47 Twinsburg 13.87% 18,849
48 Cheviot 13.79% 8,308
49 Mayfield Heights 12.59% 18,841
50 Sharonville 12.53% 13,974
51 Painesville 12.49% 19,843
52 Beachwood 11.89% 11,743
53 Gahanna 11.76% 34,691
54 West Carrollton 11.46% 12,963
55 Middletown 11.42% 48,350
56 Moraine 11.32% 6,433
57 Reading 11.07% 10,277
58 Solon 11.02% 23,068
59 Lyndhurst 10.81% 13,678
60 Kent 9.99% 29,771
61 Alliance 9.72% 22,036
62 Norwood 9.68% 19,611
63 Brooklyn 9.5% 10,891
64 Hamilton 9.46% 62,216
65 Riverside 9.26% 25,064
66 Pataskala 9.22% 15,312
67 Ashtabula 9.07% 18,385
68 Marion 8.68% 36,399
69 Fairlawn 8.51% 7,463
70 Macedonia 8.42% 11,715
71 Avon 8.28% 22,538
72 Conneaut 8.27% 12,708
73 Martins Ferry 8.05% 6,747
74 Barberton 7.93% 26,230
75 Westerville 7.72% 38,604
76 Fairborn 7.57% 33,344
77 Massillon 7.29% 32,320
78 Parma Heights 7.17% 20,245
79 Zanesville 7.14% 25,378
80 Chillicothe 7.02% 21,598
81 Blue Ash 6.99% 12,096
82 Fremont 6.98% 16,265
83 Streetsboro 6.86% 16,305
84 Wilmington 6.79% 12,396
85 Centerville 6.63% 23,847
86 Vandalia 6.41% 15,090
87 Sidney 6.32% 20,777
88 Lakewood 6.17% 50,778
89 Berea 5.98% 18,934
90 Bowling Green 5.97% 31,529
91 St. Clairsville 5.91% 5,092
92 Willoughby 5.89% 22,646
93 East Liverpool 5.83% 10,817
94 Niles 5.73% 18,613
95 Bexley 5.67% 13,659
96 Tallmadge 5.56% 17,506
97 Portsmouth 5.56% 20,343
98 Fostoria 5.53% 13,211
99 Eastlake 5.48% 18,284
100 Deer Park 5.24% 5,701

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