Special Report

The Biggest Native American Population in Every State

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

Colorado
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 21,283)
> Second largest native population: Navajo (pop: 12,642)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.7% — 15th highest (total: 92,388)
> Median household income: Native pop: $46,082; State: $68,811
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 20.3%; State: 10.9%
> State population: 5,531,141 — 21st largest

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Connecticut
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 4,748)
> Second largest native population: South American Indian (pop: 3,742)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.7% — 13th lowest (total: 24,200)
> Median household income: Native pop: $41,094; State: $76,106
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 17.0%; State: 10.0%
> State population: 3,581,504 — 22nd smallest

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Delaware
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 2,294)
> Second largest native population: South American Indian (pop: 548)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.7% — 16th lowest (total: 6,802)
> Median household income: Native pop: $45,227; State: $65,627
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 22.6%; State: 11.9%
> State population: 949,495 — 6th smallest

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Florida
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 44,925)
> Second largest native population: South American Indian (pop: 10,052)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.6% — 8th lowest (total: 127,032)
> Median household income: Native pop: $45,307; State: $53,267
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 18.1%; State: 14.8%
> State population: 20,598,139 — 3rd largest

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Georgia
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 36,049)
> Second largest native population: Mexican American Indian (pop: 10,434)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.7% — 17th lowest (total: 74,076)
> Median household income: Native pop: $38,167; State: $55,679
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 25.3%; State: 16.0%
> State population: 10,297,484 — 8th largest

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