United States elections: A Historical look back on a few mayoral elections

United States elections: A Historical look back on a few mayoral elections

Dilemma X takes this time to reflect back on the elections of a few African Americans to become mayors of American cities.

The African American to be elected mayor of a U.S. town was in 1868, when Pierre Caliste Landry became mayor of Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

Springfield, OH 1966
Robert Henry First black mayor Springfield 1966

Cleveland, OH 1967
Carl Stokes First Black Mayor Cleveland 1967

Carl Stokes First Black Mayor Cleveland 1967

Gary, IN 1967
Richard Hatcher First black mayor Gary 1967

Chapel Hill, NC 1969
Howard Nathaniel Lee First Black Mayor Chapel Hill 1969

Compton, CA 1969
Douglas Dollarhide First black mayor Compton 1969

Fayette, MS 1969
Charles Evers First Black Mayor of Fayette Mississippi 1969

Durham, NC 1971
Durham would not elect and African American as mayor until 1989
Asa T Spaulding Durham Mayor Election 1971

1970 U.S. Census population release 1971

Los Angeles, CA 1973
Tom Bradley Los Angeles first black mayor 1973

Detroit, MI 1973

Atlanta, GA 1973
Atlanta 1973

Raleigh, NC 1973
Raleigh 1973

Detroit, MI 1973
Colman Young Detroit First Black Mayor 1973

New Orleans, LA 1977

Chicago, Il 1983

Philadelphia, PA 1983

Charlotte, NC 1983

Durham, NC 1989

Houston, TX 1997

Fayetteville, NC 2001

Asheville, NC 2005

Greensboro, NC 2007

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List of some of the first African American mayors of larger US cites
All first African American mayors not listed
New York City 1989 David Dinkins
In 2018, New York City is 24.3% Black/African American and 42.8% white
In 1990, New York City is 28.7% Black/African American and 52.3% white
In 1980, New York City is 25.2% Black/African American and 60.7% white
In 1970, New York City is 21.1% Black/African American and 76.6% white
In 1960, New York City is 14.0% Black/African American and 85.3% white
In 1950, New York City is 9.5% Black/African American and 90.2% white

Los Angeles 1973 Tom Bradley
In 2018, Los Angeles is 8.9% Black/African American and 52.2% white
In 1970, Los Angeles is 17.9% Black/African American and 77.2% white
In 1960, Los Angeles is 13.5% Black/African American and 83.2% white

Chicago 1983 Harold Washington
In 2018, Chicago is  30.5% Black/African American and 49.1% white
In 1980, Chicago is  39.8% Black/African American and 49.6% white
In 1970, Chicago is  32.7% Black/African American and 65.6% white
In 1960, Chicago is  22.9% Black/African American and 76.4% white
In 1950, Chicago is  13.6% Black/African American and 85.9% white

Houston 1997 Lee P. Brown
In 2018, Houston is 22.9% Black/African American and 58.5% white
In 2000, Houston is 25.2% Black/African American and 49.2% white
In 1990, Houston is 28.1% Black/African American and 52.7% white
In 1980, Houston is 27.6% Black/African American and 61.3% white
In 1970, Houston is 25.7% Black/African American and 73.4% white
In 1960, Houston is 22.9% Black/African American and 76.8% white

Philadelphia 1983 Wilson Goode
In 2018, Philadelphia is 42.6% Black/African American and 41.6% white
In 1980, Philadelphia  is 37.8% Black/African American and 58.2% white
In 1970, Philadelphia  is 33.6% Black/African American and 65.6% white
In 1960, Philadelphia  is 26.4% Black/African American and 73.3% white
In 1950, Philadelphia  is 18.2% Black/African American and 81.7% white

San Antonio 2014 Ivy Taylor
In 2018, San Antonio is 7.0% Black/African American and 80.1% white
In 2010, San Antonio is 6.8% Black/African American and 67.2% white
In 1990, San Antonio is 7.0% Black/African American and 72.2% white

Dallas 1995 Ron Kirk
In 2018, Dallas is 24.3% Black/African American and 61.8% white
In 2000, Dallas is 25.8% Black/African American and 50.8% white
In 1990, Dallas is 29.5% Black/African American and 55.3% white
In 1980, Dallas is 29.4% Black/African American and 61.4% white
In 1970, Dallas is 24.9% Black/African American and 74.2% white

Jacksonville 2011 Alvin Brown
In 2018, Jacksonville is 31.0% Black/African American and 59.2% white
In 2010, Jacksonville is 30.7% Black/African American and 59.4% white
In 1990, Jacksonville is 25.2% Black/African American and 71.9% white
In 1980, Jacksonville is 25.4% Black/African American and 73.0% white

San Francisco 1996 Willie Brown
In 2018, San Francisco is 5.3% Black/African American and 47.2% white
In 2000, San Francisco is 7.7% Black/African American and 49.6% white
In 1990, San Francisco is 10.9% Black/African American and 53.6% white
In 1980, San Francisco is 12.7% Black/African American and 58.2% white
In 1970, San Francisco is 13.4% Black/African American and 71.4% white

Columbus 2000 Michael B. Coleman
In 2018, Columbus is 28.3% Black/African American and 60.5% white
In 2000, Columbus is 24.4% Black/African American and 68.0% white
In 1990, Columbus is 22.6% Black/African American and 74.4% white

Charlotte 1983 Harvey Gantt
In 2018, Charlotte is 35.0% Black/African American and 50.0% white
In 1980, Charlotte is 31.0% Black/African American and 67.4% white
In 1970, Charlotte is 30.3% Black/African American and 69.4% white

Seattle 1989 Norm Rice
In 2018, Seattle is 7.1% Black/African American and 68.6% white
In 1990, Seattle is 10.1% Black/African American and 75.3% white
In 1980, Seattle is 9.5% Black/African American and 79.5% white
In 1970, Seattle is 7.1% Black/African American and 87.4% white

Denver 1991 Wellington Webb
In 2018, Denver is 9.5% Black/African American and 76.9% white
In 1990, Denver is 12.8% Black/African American and 72.1% white
In 1980, Denver is 12.0% Black/African American and 74.8% white
In 1970, Denver is 9.1% Black/African American and 89.0% white

Washington DC 1975 Walter Washington
In 2018, Washington is 47.7% Black/African American and 40.7% white
In 1990, Washington is 65.8% Black/African American and 29.6% white
In 1980, Washington is 70.3% Black/African American and 26.9% white
In 1970, Washington is 71.1% Black/African American and 27.7% white
In 1960, Washington is 53.9% Black/African American and 45.2% white
In 1950, Washington is 35.0% Black/African American and 64.6% white
In 1940, Washington is 28.2% Black/African American and 71.5% white

Detroit 1973 Coleman Young
In 2018, Detroit is 79.1% Black/African American and 14.1% white
In 1990, Detroit  is 75.7% Black/African American and 21.6% white
In 1980, Detroit  is 63.1% Black/African American and 34.4% white
In 1970, Detroit  is 43.7% Black/African American and 55.5% white
In 1960, Detroit  is 28.9% Black/African American and 70.8% white
In 1950, Detroit  is 16.2% Black/African American and 83.6% white
In 1940, Detroit  is 9.2% Black/African American and 90.7% white

Memphis 1982 J.O. Patterson, Jr./1990 W. W. Herenton
In 2018, Memphis is 63.9% Black/African American and 29.2% white
In 1990, Memphis is 54.8% Black/African American and 44.0% white
In 1980, Memphis is 47.6% Black/African American and 51.6% white
In 1970, Memphis is 38.9% Black/African American and 60.8% white
In 1960, Memphis is 37.0% Black/African American and 62.9% white

Baltimore 1987 Clarence H. Burns/1988 Kurt Schmoke
In 2018, Baltimore is 62.8% Black/African American and 31.8% white
In 1990, Baltimore is 59.2% Black/African American and 39.1% white
In 1980, Baltimore is 54.8% Black/African American and 43.9% white
In 1970, Baltimore is 46.4% Black/African American and 53.0% white
In 1960, Baltimore is 34.7% Black/African American and 65% white
In 1950, Baltimore is 23.7% Black/African American and 76.2% white

Milwaukee 2004 Marvin Pratt
In 2018, Milwaukee is 38.9% Black/African American and 45.8% white
In 2000, Milwaukee  is 37.3% Black/African American and 50.0% white
In 1990, Milwaukee  is 30.5% Black/African American and 63.4% white
In 1980, Milwaukee  is 23.1% Black/African American and 73.3% white
In 1970, Milwaukee  is 14.7% Black/African American and 84.4% white
In 1960, Milwaukee  is 8.4% Black/African American and 91.1% white
In 1950, Milwaukee  is 3.4% Black/African American and 96.4% white

Sacramento 2008 Kevin Johnson
In 2018, Sacramento is 13.4% Black/African American and 48.5% white
In 2010, Sacramento is 14.6% Black/African American and 45.0% white
In 1990, Sacramento is 15.3% Black/African American and 60.1% white

Kansas City 1991 Emanuel Cleaver
In 2018, Kansas City is 28.7% Black/African American and 60.3% white
In 1990, Kansas City is 29.6% Black/African American and 66.8% white
In 1980, Kansas City is 27.4% Black/African American and 69.8% white
In 1970, Kansas City is 22.1% Black/African American and 77.2% white
In 1960, Kansas City is 17.5% Black/African American and 82.3% white
In 1950, Kansas City is 12.2% Black/African American and 87.7% white
In 1940, Kansas City is 10.4% Black/African American and 89.5% white

Mobile 2005 Sam Jones
In 2018, Mobile is 50.4% Black/African American and 45.4% white
In 1990 Mobile is 38.9% Black/African American and 59.6% white
In 1980 Mobile is 36.2% Black/African American and 62.8% white
In 1970 Mobile is 35.4% Black/African American and 64.3% white
In 1960 Mobile is 32.4% Black/African American and 67.5% white

Birmingham 1979 Richard Arrington
In 2018, Birmingham is 71.6% Black/African American and 24.6% white
In 1990 Birmingham is 63.3% Black/African American and 36.0% white
In 1980 Birmingham is 55.6% Black/African American and 43.9% white
In 1970 Birmingham is 42.0% Black/African American and 57.8% white
In 1960 Birmingham is 39.6% Black/African American and 60.3% white

Atlanta 1973 Maynard Jackson
In 2018, Atlanta is 52.3% Black/African American and 40.1% white
In 1990, Atlanta is 67.1% Black/African American and 31.0% white
In 1980, Atlanta is 66.6% Black/African American and 32.4% white
In 1970, Atlanta is 51.3% Black/African American and 48.4% white
In 1960, Atlanta is 38.3% Black/African American and 61.7% white
In 1950, Atlanta is 36.6% Black/African American and 63.4% white
In 1940, Atlanta is 34.6% Black/African American and 65.4% white

Raleigh 1973 Clarence Lightner
In 2018, Raleigh is 28.9% Black/African American and 59.0% white
In 1970, Raleigh is 22.7% Black/African American and 76.6% white

Montgomery 2019 Steven Reed
In 2018, Montgomery is 60% Black/African American and 34.1% white
In 1990 Montgomery is 42.3% Black/African American and 56.5% white
In 1980 Montgomery is 39.2% Black/African American and 60.0% white
In 1970 Montgomery is 33.4% Black/African American and 66.4% white
In 1960 Montgomery is 35.1% Black/African American and 64.7% white

Oakland 1978 Lionel Wilson
In 2018, Oakland is 24.3% Black/African American and 36.7% white
In 1980, Oakland is 46.9% Black/African American and 38.2% white
In 1970, Oakland is 34.5% Black/African American and 59.1% white

Minneapolis 1994 Sharon Sayles Belton
In 2018, Minneapolis is 18.9% Black/African American and 63.9% white
In 1990, Minneapolis is 13.0% Black/African American and 78.4% white
In 1980, Minneapolis is 7.7% Black/African American and 87.3% white
In 1970, Minneapolis is 4.4% Black/African American and 93.6% white
In 1960, Minneapolis is 2.4% Black/African American and 96.8% white

New Orleans 1978 Ernest N. Morial
In 2018, New Orleans is 59.8% Black/African American and 34.1% white
In 2010, New Orleans is 60.1% Black/African American and 32.9% white
In 2000, New Orleans is 67.2% Black/African American and 28.0% white
In 1990, New Orleans is 61.9% Black/African American and 34.9% white
In 1980, New Orleans is 55.3% Black/African American and 42.5% white
In 1970, New Orleans is 45.0% Black/African American and 54.5% white
In 1960, New Orleans is 37.2% Black/African American and 62.6% white
In 1950, New Orleans is 31.9% Black/African American and 68.0% white
In 1940, New Orleans is 30.1% Black/African American and 69.7% white
In 1930, New Orleans is 28.3% Black/African American and 71.6% white

Wichita 2007 Carl Brewer
In 2018, Wichita is 11.2% Black/African American and 75.3% white
In 2010, Wichita is 11.4% Black/African American and 71.9% white
In 2000, Wichita is 11.2% Black/African American and 75.5% white

Cleveland 1968 Carl Stokes
In 2018, Cleveland is 50.4% Black/African American and 39.8% white
In 1970, Cleveland is 38.3% Black/African American and 61.0% white
In 1960, Cleveland is 28.6% Black/African American and 71.1% white
In 1950, Cleveland is 16.2% Black/African American and 83.7% white

St. Louis Missouri 1993 Freeman Bosley, Jr.
In 2018, St. Louis is 45.9% Black/African American and 47.6% white
In 1990, St. Louis is 47.5% Black/African American and 50.9% white
In 1980, St. Louis is 45.6% Black/African American and 53.5% white
In 1970, St. Louis is 40.9% Black/African American and 58.7% white
In 1960, St. Louis is 28.6% Black/African American and 71.2% white
In 1950, St. Louis is 17.9% Black/African American and 82.0% white
In 1940, St. Louis is 13.3% Black/African American and 86.6% white

Cincinnati 1972 Ted Berry/ 2005 Mark Mallory
In 2018, Cincinnati is 42.9% Black/African American and 50.4% white
In 1970, Cincinnati is 27.6% Black/African American and 71.9% white
In 1960, Cincinnati is 21.6% Black/African American and 78.2% white
In 1950, Cincinnati is 15.5% Black/African American and 84.4% white

Greensboro 2007 Yvonne Johnson
In 2018, Greensboro is 41.8% Black/African American and 48.0% white
In 2010, Greensboro is 40.6% Black/African American and 48.3% white
In 2000, Greensboro is 36.0% Black/African American and 57.0% white
In 1990, Greensboro is 33.9% Black/African American and 63.9% white

Plano TX  2013 Harry LaRosiliere
In 2018, Plano is 8.3% Black/African American and 67.0% white
In 2010, Plano is 7.5% Black/African American and 66.9% white
In 2000, Plano is 5.0% Black/African American and 78.2% white

Newark 1970 Kenneth A. Gibson
In 2018, Newark is 50.1% Black/African American and 25.3% white
In 1970, Newark is 54.2% Black/African American and 44.0% white
In 1960, Newark is 34.1% Black/African American and 65.6% white
In 1950, Newark is 17.1% Black/African American and 82.8% white

Toledo 2002 Jack Ford
In 2018,Toledo is 27.2% Black/African American and 63.1% white
In 2000, Toledo is 23.5% Black/African American and 70.2% white
In 1990, Toledo is 19.7% Black/African American and 77.0% white
In 1980, Toledo is 17.4% Black/African American and 80.1% white
In 1970, Toledo is 13.8% Black/African American and 85.7% white
In 1960, Toledo is 12.6% Black/African American and 87.3% white
In 1950, Toledo is 8.2% Black/African American and 91.7% white

Durham 1989 Chester Jenkins
In 2018, Durham is 39.7% Black/African American and 48.0% white
In 2010, Durham is 40.9% Black/African American and 42.4% white
In 2000, Durham is 43.4% Black/African American and 45.9% white
In 1990, Durham is 45.7% Black/African American and 51.7% white
In 1980, Durham is 47.1% Black/African American and 51.9% white
In 1970, Durham is 38.8% Black/African American and 60.8% white

Buffalo 2005 Byron Brown
In 2018, Buffalo is 37.1% Black/African American and 47.6% white
In 2010, Buffalo is 38.5% Black/African American and 50.4% white
In 2000, Buffalo is 37.2% Black/African American and 54.4% white
In 1990, Buffalo is 30.7% Black/African American and 64.7% white
In 1980, Buffalo is 26.6% Black/African American and 70.5% white
In 1970, Buffalo is 20.4% Black/African American and 78.7% white
In 1960, Buffalo is 13.2% Black/African American and 86.2% white
In 1950, Buffalo is 6.3% Black/African American and 93.5% white

Norfolk 2016 Kenny Alexander
In 2018, Norfolk is 42.0% Black/African American and 47.4% white
In 2010, Norfolk is 43.1% Black/African American and 47.0% white
In 2000, Norfolk is 44.1% Black/African American and 48.3% white
In 1990, Norfolk is 39.1% Black/African American and 56.7% white
In 1980, Norfolk is 35.2% Black/African American and 60.8% white
In 1970, Norfolk is 28.3% Black/African American and 69.8% white

Chesapeake 1990 William E. Ward
In 2018, Chesapeake is 29.8% Black/African American and 61.8% white
In 1990, Chesapeake is 27.4% Black/African American and 70.7% white
In 1980, Chesapeake is 27.6% Black/African American and 71.1% white

Savannah 1995 Floyd Adams Jr. took office in 1996
In 2018, Savannah is  54.7% Black/African American and 39.1% white
In 1990, Savannah is 51.3% Black/African American and 46.8% white
In 1980, Savannah is 49.0% Black/African American and 49.7% white
In 1970, Savannah is 44.9% Black/African American and 54.6% white

Baton Rouge 2004 Kip Holden
In 2018, Baton Rouge is 54.8% Black/African American and 38.6% white
In 2000, Baton Rouge is 50.0% Black/African American and 45.6% white
In 1990, Baton Rouge is 53.9% Black/African American and 43.9% white
In 1980, Baton Rouge is 36.5% Black/African American and 61.9% white
In 1970, Baton Rouge is 27.8% Black/African American and 71.8% white

Richmond VA 1977 Henry L. Marsh
In 2018, Richmond is 48.2% Black/African American and 44.7% white
In 1980, Richmond is 51.3% Black/African American and 47.8% white
In 1970, Richmond is 42.0% Black/African American and 57.6% white

Spokane 1981 James E. Chase
In 2018, Spokane is 2.3% Black/African American and 85.3% white
In 1980, Spokane is 1.6% Black/African American and 94.3% white

Des Moines 1997 Preston Daniels
In 2018, Des Moines is 11.0% Black/African American and 76.1% white
In 2000, Des Moines is 8.0% Black/African American and 82.31% white
In 1990, Des Moines is 7.1% Black/African American and 89.2% white

Tacoma 1994 Harold Moss
In 2018, Tacoma is 9.9% Black/African American and 66.0% white
In 1990, Tacoma is 11.4% Black/African American and 78.1% white

Fontana CA 2010 Acquanetta Warren
In 2018, Fontana is 8.9% Black/African American and 43.0% white
In 2010, Fontana is 9.9% Black/African American and 47.4% white

Rochester NY 1993 William A. Johnson, Jr.
In 2018, Rochester is 40.7% Black/African American and 46.6% white
In 1990, Rochester is 31.5% Black/African American and 61.1% white
In 1980, Rochester is 25.8% Black/African American and 69.5% white
In 1970, Rochester is 16.8% Black/African American and 82.4% white
In 1960, Rochester is 7.4% Black/African American and 92.4% white

Fayetteville NC 2001 Marshall Pitts Jr.
In 2018, Fayetteville is 41.5% Black/African American and 45.9% white
In 2000, Fayetteville is 39.5% Black/African American and 49.8% white
In 1990, Fayetteville is 38.3% Black/African American and 57.6% white

Little Rock 1981 Charles Bussey
In 2018, Little Rock is 41.6% Black/African American and 50.8% white
In 1980, Little Rock is 32.2% Black/African American and 66.5% white

Columbus GA 1973 A.J. McClung (acting 52 days)
In 2018, Columbus is 45.6% Black/African American and 44.5% white
In 1990, Columbus is 38.1% Black/African American and 58.9% white
In 1970, Columbus is 26.2% Black/African American and 73.3% white

Shreveport 2006 Cedric Glover
In 2018, Shreveport is 56.7% Black/African American and 38.6% white
In 2010, Shreveport is 54.7% Black/African American and 41.1% white
In 2000, Shreveport is 50.8% Black/African American and 46.6% white
In 1990, Shreveport is 54.3% Black/African American and 44.8% white
In 1980, Shreveport is 58.1% Black/African American and 41.1% white
In 1970, Shreveport is 34.1% Black/African American and 65.6% white

Knoxville 2012 Daniel Brown
In 2018, Knoxville is 17.5% Black/African American and 75.2% white
In 2010, Knoxville is 17.0% Black/African American and 76.0% white
In 1990, Knoxville is 15.8% Black/African American and 82.7% white

Columbia SC  2010 Stephen K. Benjamin
In 2018, Columbia is 40.9% Black/African American and 52.3% white
In 2010, Columbia is 42.1% Black/African American and 51.6% white
In 2000, Columbia is 47.0% Black/African American and 48.2% white

Hartford 1981 Thirman Milner
In 2018, Hartford is 37.9% Black/African American and 33.1% white
In 1980, Hartford is % Black/African American and % white

High Point NC 2012 Bernita Sims
In 2018, High Point is 34.0% Black/African American and 51.4% white
In 2010, High Point is 32.9% Black/African American and 53.6% white
In 2000, High Point is 31.5% Black/African American and 60.8% white

Asheville NC 2005 Terry Bellamy at the age of 33
In 2018, Asheville is 12.0% Black/African American and 82.9% white
In 2010, Asheville is 13.3% Black/African American and 79.3% white
In 2000, Asheville is 17.2% Black/African American and 78.2% white

Waterloo IA 2015 Quentin Hart
In 2018, Waterloo is 15.6% Black/African American and 75.8% white
In 2010, Waterloo is 15.5% Black/African American and 77.2% white

Jackson MS 1997 Harvey Johnson Jr.
In 2018, Jackson is 81.7% Black/African American and 16.9% white
In 2000, Jackson is 70.1% Black/African American and 28.2% white
In 1990, Jackson is 55.7% Black/African American and 43.6% white
In 1980, Jackson is 47.0% Black/African American and 52.4% white
In 1970, Jackson is 39.7% Black/African American and 60.2% white
In 1960, Jackson is 35.7% Black/African American and 64.3% white

Meridian MS 2013 Percy L. Bland
In 2018, Meridian is 60.3% Black/African American and 36.9% white
In 2010, Meridian is 61.5% Black/African American and 35.7% white
In 1990, Jackson is 45.4% Black/African American and 54.0% white
In 1980, Jackson is 37.4% Black/African American and 62.1% white
In 1970, Jackson is 33.5% Black/African American and 66.3% white

Phenix City AL 2012 Eddie Lowe
In 2018, Phenix City is 44.0% Black/African American and 49.3% white
In 2010, Phenix City is 46.5% Black/African American and 48.7% white
In 2000, Phenix City is 44.9% Black/African American and 52.9% white

Selma AL 2000 James Perkins
In 2018, Selma is 80.4% Black/African American and 17.3% white
In 2000, Selma is 69.6% Black/African American and 28.7% white

Philadelphia MS 2009 James Young
In 2018, Philadelphia is 47.3% Black/African American and 47.2% white
In 2010, Philadelphia is 46.8% Black/African American and 47.3% white
In 2000, Philadelphia is 40.0% Black/African American and 55.6% white

Chapel Hill 1969 Howard Nathaniel Lee
Howard Lee was the first African American to be elected as mayor in a majority-white city, and the first to be elected to such a position in the South since Reconstruction.
In 2018, Chapel Hill is 9.7% Black/African American and 72.5% white
In 1980, Chapel Hill is 12.2% Black/African American and 85.4% white

Tuskegee AL 1972 Johnny Ford
In 2018, Tuskegee is 96.6% Black/African American and 1.8% white

Springfield OH 1966 Robert C. Henry
In 2018, Springfield is 17.1% Black/African American and 75% white

Gary IN 1967 Richard G. Hatcher
In 2018, Gary is 81.0% Black/African American and 14.0% white

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List of some of the first African American mayors of larger US cites
All first African American mayors not listed

Rank City State July 1, 2016 Population 2016 Black Pct First African American Mayor
1 New York New York 8,537,673 24.4% 1989 David Dinkins
2 Los Angeles California 3,976,322 9.0% 1973 Tom Bradley
3 Chicago Illinois 2,704,958 30.9% 1983 Harold Washington
4 Houston Texas 2,303,482 22.8% 1997 Lee P. Brown
6 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,567,872 42.9% 1983 Wilson Goode
7 San Antonio Texas 1,492,510 7.1% 2014 Ivy Taylor
9 Dallas Texas 1,317,929 24.6% 1995 Ron Kirk
12 Jacksonville Florida 880,619 30.7% 2011 Alvin Brown
13 San Francisco California 870,887 5.4% 1996 Willie Brown
14 Columbus Ohio 860,090 28.0% 2000 Michael B. Coleman
17 Charlotte North Carolina 842,051 35.3% 1983 Harvey Gantt
18 Seattle Washington 704,352 7.1% 1989 Norm Rice
19 Denver Colorado 693,060 9.8% 1991 Wellington Webb
21 Washington District of Columbia 681,170 48.3% 1975 Walter Washington
23 Detroit Michigan 672,795 79.7% 1973 Coleman Young
25 Memphis Tennessee 652,717 63.6% 1982 J.O. Patterson, Jr./1990 W. W. Herenton
30 Baltimore Maryland 614,664 63.0% 1987 Clarence H. Burns/1988 Kurt Schmoke
31 Milwaukee Wisconsin 595,047 39.2% 2004 Marvin Pratt
35 Sacramento California 495,234 13.7% 2008 Kevin Johnson
37 Kansas City Missouri 481,420 29.1% 1991 Emanuel Cleaver
38 Atlanta Georgia 472,522 52.4% 1973 Maynard Jackson
41 Raleigh North Carolina 458,880 28.9% 1973 Clarence Lightner
45 Oakland California 420,005 24.7% 1978 Lionel Wilson
46 Minneapolis Minnesota 413,651 18.8% 1994 Sharon Sayles Belton
49 New Orleans Louisiana 391,495 59.8% 1978 Ernest N. Morial
50 Wichita Kansas 389,902 11.2% 2007 Carl Brewer
51 Cleveland Ohio 385,809 50.8% 1968 Carl Stokes
61 St. Louis Missouri 311,404 47.9% 1993 Freeman Bosley, Jr.
65 Cincinnati Ohio 298,800 43.1% 1972 Ted Berry/ 2005 Mark Mallory
68 Greensboro North Carolina 287,027 41.8% 2007 Yvonne Johnson
69 Plano Texas 286,057 8.0% 2013 Harry LaRosiliere
70 Newark New Jersey 281,764 50.2% 1970 Kenneth A. Gibson
72 Toledo Ohio 278,508 27.2% 2002 Jack Ford
78 Durham North Carolina 263,016 40.0% 1989 Chester Jenkins
81 Buffalo New York 256,902 37.3% 2005 Byron Brown
88 Norfolk Virginia 245,115 42.2% 2016 Kenny Alexander
92 Chesapeake Virginia 237,940 29.7% 1990 William E. Ward
97 Baton Rouge Louisiana 227,715 55.2% 2004 Kip Holden
98 Richmond Virginia 223,170 48.6% 1977 Henry L. Marsh
101 Spokane Washington 215,973 2.3% 1981 James E. Chase
102 Des Moines Iowa 215,472 11.0% 1997 Preston Daniels
104 Birmingham Alabama 212,157 72.0% 1979 Richard Arrington, Jr.
105 Tacoma Washington 211,277 10.1% 1994 Harold Moss
106 Fontana California 209,665 9.3% 2010 Acquanetta Warren
107 Rochester New York 208,880 40.9% 1993 William A. Johnson, Jr.
110 Fayetteville North Carolina 204,759 42.0% 2001 Marshall Pitts Jr.
117 Little Rock Arkansas 198,541 41.9% 1981 Charles Bussey
119 Columbus Georgia 197,485 45.1% 1973 A.J. McClung (acting 52 days)
122 Shreveport Louisiana 194,920 56.3% 2006 Cedric Glover
125 Mobile Alabama 192,9047 50.6% 2005 Sam Jones
 129 Knoxville Tennessee 186,239 17.9% 2012 Daniel Brown
 199 Columbia South Carolina 134,309 41.1% 2010 Stephen K. Benjamin
221 Hartford Connecticut 123,243 37.8% 1981 Thirman Milner
259 High Point North Carolina 111,223 32.8% 2012 Bernita Sims
Asheville North Carolina 89,121 12.3% 2005 Terry Bellamy at the age of 33
Gary IN 76,424 82.9% 1967 Richard G. Hatcher
Waterloo Iowa 67,934 15.7% 2015 Quentin Hart
Springfield Ohio 59,087 17.4% 1966 Robert C. Henry
Meridian Mississippi 39,113 61.1% 2013 Percy L. Bland
Phenix City Alabama 37,132 44.3% 2012 Eddie Lowe
Ithaca New York 30,756 7.2% 2012 Svante Myrick
Selma Alabama 18,983 78.5% 2000 James Perkins
Brunswick Georgia 16,346 59.5% 2014 Cornell Harvey
Tuskegee Alabama 8,722 95.7% 1972 Johnny Ford
Philadelphia Mississippi 7,361 42.9% 2009 James Young
Camilla Georgia 5,170 73.1% 2015 Rufus L Davis II
Fayette Mississippi 1,527 100.0% 1969 James Charles Evers

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