NORTH CAROLINA – A new study by SmartAsset has ranked three North Carolina cities in their “Top Cities Where Black Americans Fare Best Economically” list.

What You Need To Know

  • Three North Carolina cities have ranked top in the nation for Black economic success.

  • The cities are Charlotte, Durham, and Raleigh.

  • Virgina Beach and Grand Prairie tied for the first spot.

According to the study, Charlotte, Durham, and Raleigh are among the top twenty cities in the U.S. where Black Americans fare best economically.

Charlotte ranked number six, Durham ranked number eight, and Raleigh ranked number twenty.

The survey took into account factors, including the median Black household income, Black homeownership rate, percentage of Black adults with a bachelor’s degree, and Black business-ownership rate among other metrics.

The full report, including methodology and key findings, can be found on SmartAssett’s website.