Special Report

The Biggest Native American Population in Every State

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Hawaii
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 11,223)
> Second largest native population: Apache (pop: 2,238)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.8% — 13th highest (total: 25,621)
> Median household income: Native pop: $47,298; State: $78,084
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 24.2%; State: 9.9%
> State population: 1,422,029 — 11th smallest

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Idaho
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 5,471)
> Second largest native population: Sioux (pop: 1,893)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 2.0% — 11th highest (total: 34,249)
> Median household income: Native pop: $40,898; State: $53,089
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 25.3%; State: 13.8%
> State population: 1,687,809 — 12th smallest

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Illinois
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 23,876)
> Second largest native population: Mexican American Indian (pop: 8,528)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.5% — 3rd lowest (total: 64,967)
> Median household income: Native pop: $47,573; State: $63,575
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 16.3%; State: 13.1%
> State population: 12,821,497 — 5th largest

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Indiana
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 17,957)
> Second largest native population: Blackfeet (pop: 2,967)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.6% — 6th lowest (total: 38,709)
> Median household income: Native pop: $41,801; State: $54,325
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 19.1%; State: 14.1%
> State population: 6,637,426 — 17th largest

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Iowa
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 4,195)
> Second largest native population: Sioux (pop: 3,612)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.7% — 10th lowest (total: 20,399)
> Median household income: Native pop: $36,941; State: $58,580
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 24.6%; State: 11.7%
> State population: 3,132,499 — 21st smallest

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