Special Report

The Biggest Native American Population in Every State

Source: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Suzanna Lapi

11. Hawaii
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 10,958)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 34,051 (11th lowest)
> State population: 1,413,673 (11th lowest)

Source: Courtesy of Cherokees of Idaho

12. Idaho
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 5,539)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 41,147 (14th lowest)
> State population: 1,635,483 (12th lowest)

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13. Illinois
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 24,317)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 99,383 (16th highest)
> State population: 12,851,684 (5th highest)

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14. Indiana
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 18,029)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 55,391 (20th lowest)
> State population: 6,589,578 (16th highest)

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15. Iowa
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 4,545)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 26,718 (9th lowest)
> State population: 3,106,589 (21st lowest)