Special Report

The Biggest Native American Population in Every State

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Kansas
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 19,551)
> Second largest native population: Potawatomi (pop: 4,706)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.9% — 12th highest (total: 55,059)
> Median household income: Native pop: $43,943; State: $57,422
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 20.2%; State: 12.4%
> State population: 2,908,776 — 16th smallest

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Kentucky
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 14,738)
> Second largest native population: Blackfeet (pop: 1,558)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.6% — 7th lowest (total: 25,938)
> Median household income: Native pop: $33,200; State: $48,392
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 27.9%; State: 17.9%
> State population: 4,440,204 — 25th smallest

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Louisiana
> Largest native population: Houma (pop: 12,903)
> Second largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 10,339)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.0% — 22nd lowest (total: 45,564)
> Median household income: Native pop: $41,664; State: $47,942
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 24.1%; State: 19.4%
> State population: 4,663,616 — 25th largest

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Maine
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 1,434)
> Second largest native population: Blackfeet (pop: 599)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.2% — 23rd highest (total: 15,951)
> Median household income: Native pop: $32,670; State: $55,425
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 34.4%; State: 12.5%
> State population: 1,332,813 — 9th smallest

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Maryland
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 14,098)
> Second largest native population: Blackfeet (pop: 4,169)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.7% — 15th lowest (total: 42,939)
> Median household income: Native pop: $69,955; State: $81,868
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 13.6%; State: 9.4%
> State population: 6,003,435 — 19th largest

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