Special Report

States With the Largest Native American Populations

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15. Nevada
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 2.10% (59,611)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (8,290)
> Total state population: 2,839,172 (16th lowest)

Source: U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Don Branum

14. Colorado
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 2.18% (116,673)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (20,652)
> Total state population: 5,359,295 (22nd highest)

13. Kansas
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 2.19% (63,437)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (20,054)
> Total state population: 2,898,292 (17th lowest)

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

12. Hawaii
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 2.41% (34,051)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (10,958)
> Total state population: 1,413,673 (11th lowest)

Source: Courtesy of Cherokees of Idaho

11. Idaho
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 2.52% (41,147)
> Largest Native American group: Cherokee (5,539)
> Total state population: 1,635,483 (12th lowest)