Special Report

States With the Largest Native American Populations

Source: Donna L. Burnett / USAF

30. Alabama
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.27% (61,383)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (27,330)
> Total state population: 4,841,164 (23rd highest)

Source: Carol M. Highsmith

29. Texas
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.28% (344,565)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (79,468)
> Total state population: 26,956,435 (2nd highest)

Source: ericharrison / Flickr

28. Rhode Island
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.32% (13,959)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (1,557)
> Total state population: 1,054,491 (8th lowest)

Source: faungg's photos / Flickr

27. Louisiana
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.33% (61,602)
> Largest Native American group: Houma (12,392)
> Total state population: 4,645,670 (25th highest)

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26. Missouri
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.38% (83,629)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (33,908)
> Total state population: 6,059,651 (18th highest)