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The Most Affluent African-American U.S. Neighborhoods, A List

It isn’t all bad for African-Americans. According to a report released by The New York Times this year, there is a trend in upward mobility for Black people in the country.

And based on research from that report, Black Enterprise has compiled a list of the nation’s most affluent Black neighborhoods.

According to the website’s analysis, the following suburbs are referred to as “The Black Beverly Hills” and are within California’s Ladera Heights and View Park-Windsor Hills neighborhoods.

The median household income and home values total to more than the entire state’s averages. House values are close to $900,000, and incomes for these neighborhoods hover around $100,000 on average.

Forty-four percent of residents are married, while close to 54 percent of those residing in these neighborhoods have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to data analyzed by City-Data.

Here’s a list of a few more affluent neighborhoods in the U.S. that have majority Black populations and residents having at least a high school diploma, low crime rates and an average household income of $60,000 to $90,000:

  • Olympia Fields, Illinois
  • Wheatley Heights, New York
  • Hillcrest, New York
  • Woodmore, Maryland
  • Kettering, Maryland
  • Fort Washington, Maryland
  • Mitchellville, Maryland
  • Friendly, Maryland






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