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.
The cities with the highest percentage of black-owned businesses are...
#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
To read more, visit www.newrepublic.com/article/121661/baltimore-leads-comparable-cities-black-owned-businesses