Special Report

States With the Largest Native American Populations

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50. New Jersey
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.70% (62,804)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (11,129)
> Total state population: 8,915,456 (11th highest)

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49. Massachusetts
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.73% (49,405)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (7,049)
> Total state population: 6,742,143 (14th highest)

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48. Pennsylvania
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.77% (98,310)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (21,675)
> Total state population: 12,783,977 (6th highest)

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47. Illinois
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.77% (99,383)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (24,317)
> Total state population: 12,851,684 (5th highest)

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46. Kentucky
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.77% (34,126)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (14,245)
> Total state population: 4,411,989 (25th lowest)