Though D.C. comes out on top when it comes to median household income for African-Americans at $69,246, the cost of living in Atlanta is much lower. The average black household income in Atlanta averages around $48,161.
According to Forbes, Atlanta's African American population is bolstered by its historically black universities, its strong middle class and a thriving black entertainment scene.
Overall, the majority of the top 20 cities with the best economic opportunities for African-Americans are in the South, according to the report. The top 10 were all in the South:
1, 2: TIE: Washington, DC/ Atlanta, Ga.
3. Austin, Tx.
4. Baltimore, Md.
5. Raleigh, N.C.
6. Charlotte, N.C.
7. San Antonio, Tx.
8. Houston, Tx.
9. Miami, Fl.
10. Richmond, Va.
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