There are more than 2 million Black-owned businesses in the United States, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are five cities in particular that have significantly more than the others.
#1 – Baltimore, Maryland: tops all other cities when it comes to Black-owned businesses. Despite recent racial riots in this city, nearly 35% of all businesses in Baltimore are owned by African Americans.
#2 – Atlanta, Georgia: has the most Black-owned businesses in the south, and 2nd overall in the country with nearly 31% of all businesses in the area being owned by African Americans.
#3 – Washington, DC: comes in third place with more than 28 percent of all businesses in the area being Black-owned.
#4 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin: has the most Black-owned businesses in the midwest, and 4th overall. Many people not from this area think that very few Blacks live here, but more than 22% of all businesses here are Black-owned.
#5 – Kansas City, Missouri: second in the midwest and 5th overall. Again, many people not from this area think that very Blacks live here, but 13% of all businesses here are Black-owned.
On the other hand, the top 5 cities with the lowest percentage of black-owned businesses are:
- Denver, Colorado – 4.3 percent
- Seattle, Washington – 3.7 percent
- Albuquerque, New Mexico – 2.1 percent
- Mesa, Arizona – 2.1 percent
- Tucson, Arizona – 1.8 percent