Special Report

States With the Largest Native American Populations

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10. Washington
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 3.12% (220,427)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (28,241)
> Total state population: 7,073,146 (13th highest)

9. Oregon
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 3.23% (128,631)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (21,872)
> Total state population: 3,982,267 (24th lowest)

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8. Wyoming
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 3.78% (22,028)
> Largest Native American group: Arapaho (5,779)
> Total state population: 583,029 (the lowest)

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7. Arizona
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 5.62% (377,995)
> Largest Native American group: Navajo (159,513)
> Total state population: 6,728,577 (15th highest)

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6. North Dakota
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 6.61% (48,686)
> Largest Native American group: Chippewa (19,913)
> Total state population: 736,162 (3rd lowest)