Special Report

States With the Largest Native American Populations

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20. Arkansas
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.78% (52,927)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (25,947)
> Total state population: 2,968,472 (19th lowest)

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19. Utah
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.80% (53,052)
> Largest Native American group: Navajo (19,539)
> Total state population: 2,948,427 (18th lowest)

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18. Minnesota
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.92% (104,514)
> Largest Native American group: Chippewa (51,394)
> Total state population: 5,450,868 (21st highest)

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17. California
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.97% (762,617)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (127,218)
> Total state population: 38,654,206 (the highest)

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16. North Carolina
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 2.00% (199,213)
> Largest Native American group: Lumbee (70,529)
> Total state population: 9,940,828 (9th highest)