Study Reveals Texas Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2024

The cities in Texas with the highest African American population in 2024, according to Saturday Night Science, are Prairie View and Lancaster.

Summary of research on African American cities in Texas. We used Saturday Night Science to analyze the most recent Census data from Texas. Our goal was to find the cities in Texas with the highest percentage of Black residents. These are the results of our analysis:

  • Prairie View has the highest number of African American residents in Texas, according to the latest Census data.
  • Prairie View is 89.46% Black.
  • The least African American city in Texas is Mercedes.
  • Mercedes is 0.0% Black.
  • Texas is 11.8% Black.

The Black community in America has been growing rapidly over the past decade.

There are about 42 million people in the United States who identify as Black or African American. They make up 12% of the total population. Based on the latest American Community Survey, the Black population in Texas is 3,449,557, which makes up 11.8% of the total population of Texas.

According to the Census’s definition of race and ethnicity, the percentage growth of Blacks in America is the third largest change in percentage for any race. Many experts and historians believe that having more diversity in America is beneficial.

We are in agreement.

How has the growing number of black people affected Texas? Which cities and towns in Texas have experienced the largest growth in their Black population?

We analyzed the latest census data to find out which cities in Texas have the highest number of African American residents in 2024:

Blackest Cities In Texas For 2024

Prairie View

Population: 8,039
% African American: 89.46%
# Of African American Residents: 7,192
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.86%


Population: 40,958
% African American: 66.83%
# Of African American Residents: 27,373
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.95%


Population: 55,882
% African American: 66.53%
# Of African American Residents: 37,181
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.85%


Population: 5,686
% African American: 50.04%
# Of African American Residents: 2,845
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.53%

Cedar Hill

Population: 48,733
% African American: 49.46%
# Of African American Residents: 24,103
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.96%


Population: 6,365
% African American: 43.83%
# Of African American Residents: 2,790
Percent Change Since 2010: -20.76%

Forest Hill

Population: 13,810
% African American: 42.3%
# Of African American Residents: 5,842
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.44%


Population: 7,131
% African American: 42.17%
# Of African American Residents: 3,007
Percent Change Since 2010: -3.5%

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Method to Determined The Cities In Texas With The Largest Black Population

We continue to have faith in the reliability of data, particularly from the Census. That’s where we went to find information about the different races in Texas.

The most recent data available is from the 2018-2022 American Community Survey conducted by the US Census.

We specifically examined table B03002, which provides information on Hispanic or Latino origin by race. These are the names of the categories 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*

The specific column we were interested in was the number of individuals who identified themselves as Black or African American. We focused our analysis on Texas cities with a population of more than 5,000 people, excluding CDPs. We were left with a total of 324 cities. Next, we determined the proportion of residents who identify as Black or African American. The percentages range from 89.5% to 0.0%.

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