Special Report

The Biggest Native American Population in Every State

Source: Donna L. Burnett / USAF

1. Alabama
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 27,330)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 61,383 (22nd lowest)
> State population: 4,841,164 (23rd highest)

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2. Alaska
> Largest native population: Yup’ik (pop: 38,980)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 148,468 (11th highest)
> State population: 736,855 (4th lowest)

Source: Wolfgang Staudt from Saarbruecken, Germany / Wikimedia Commons

3. Arizona
> Largest native population: Navajo (pop: 159,513)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 377,995 (3rd highest)
> State population: 6,728,577 (15th highest)

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4. Arkansas
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 25,947)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 52,927 (18th lowest)
> State population: 2,968,472 (19th lowest)

Source: Marvin Lynchard / DoD

5. California
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 127,218)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 762,617 (the highest)
> State population: 38,654,206 (the highest)