Special Report

The Biggest Native American Population in Every State

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South Dakota
> Largest native population: Sioux (pop: 69,465)
> Second largest native population: Chippewa (pop: 932)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 8.8% — 3rd highest (total: 76,291)
> Median household income: Native pop: $27,045; State: $56,499
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 49.9%; State: 13.6%
> State population: 864,289 — 5th smallest

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Tennessee
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 30,574)
> Second largest native population: Blackfeet (pop: 2,105)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.7% — 18th lowest (total: 49,864)
> Median household income: Native pop: $43,212; State: $50,972
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 20.7%; State: 16.1%
> State population: 6,651,089 — 16th largest

Source: Carol M. Highsmith

Texas
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 79,858)
> Second largest native population: Choctaw (pop: 32,037)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.9% — 21st lowest (total: 239,592)
> Median household income: Native pop: $52,094; State: $59,570
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 17.9%; State: 15.5%
> State population: 27,885,195 — 2nd largest

Utah
> Largest native population: Navajo (pop: 21,162)
> Second largest native population: Ute (pop: 4,727)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.6% — 17th highest (total: 48,225)
> Median household income: Native pop: $41,942; State: $68,374
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 29.4%; State: 10.3%
> State population: 3,045,350 — 20th smallest

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Vermont
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 1,222)
> Second largest native population: Blackfeet (pop: 665)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.0% — 24th lowest (total: 6,338)
> Median household income: Native pop: $41,793; State: $60,076
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 17.6%; State: 11.2%
> State population: 624,977 — 2nd smallest

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