Black Excellist compiled a list of the most affluent Black communities in the United States. Atlanta is not mentioned on the list even though Atlanta has a plethora of high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) who live in thriving, affluent majority Black communities (such as Cascade).
Atlanta has the highest number of Black people with households earning more than $200,000 per year. It seems the folks who made this video have never traveled south of Maryland.
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10. Viewpark Windsor-Hills, CA
Viewpark Windsor-Hills has a large, middle-to-upper class Black community with an average family household income of $83,000. According to Black Excellist, it is the single largest geographical middle-to-upper class Black community in the U.S. The median home value for Viewpark Windsor-Hills is $553,000.
9. Lake Arbor, Maryland
Lake Arbor is one of seven affluent Black communities located in Maryland. The population in Lake Arbor is 92% Black. The average family income there is $93,000 and the median home value is $284,000.
8. Hillcrest, NY
The median family income in Hillcrest, NY is $94,000. 56% of the population is Black. In the early 1900s Hillcrest became a summer retreat for working class Black families who traveled by train from New York City. The median home value is $358,000.
7. Friendly, MD
Friendly is located in Prince Georges County, MD. It has a large Black community where the average family income is $103,000. Friendly has the largest number of Black-owned businesses of any city on the list. The population is 9,708 and the median home value is $269,000.
6. Ladera Heights, CA
Ladera Heights is an affluent, Black, prestigious community with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Ladera Heights boasts an average family income of $103,000. About 50% of the residents have college degrees. The median home value is a whopping $789,000.
5. Fort Washington, MD
Fort Washington is located just south of Washington, D.C., and has an average family income of $104,000. Fort Washington was once the only fort protecting the U.S. Capitol. The median home value is $305,000.
4. Brandywine, MD
Brandywine is recognized as one of the most flourishing Black communities in the U.S. with a median family income of $108,000. This upscale, upper-middle class community has a median home price of $315,000. The population's median age is 38 and is 68% Black.
3. Mitchellville, MD
Mitchellville is 84% Black, and the residents have an average income of $121,000. The median home value is $327,000. The city boasts a high school graduation rate of 80% and most of the students go on to college.
2. Rosaryville, MD
This upper-middle class community is located within Prince Georges County with an average family income of $117,000. Black residents are 84% of the population. The median home value is $300,000.
Watch the video below to see which Black community landed at No. 1 on the list of affluent Black communities in the U.S.