Special Report

The Biggest Native American Population in Every State

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Montana
> Largest native population: Blackfeet (pop: 14,940)
> Second largest native population: Crow (pop: 10,434)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 7.6% — 4th highest (total: 79,225)
> Median household income: Native pop: $32,072; State: $52,559
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 34.1%; State: 13.7%
> State population: 1,041,732 — 7th smallest

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Nebraska
> Largest native population: Sioux (pop: 7,354)
> Second largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 3,775)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.3% — 22nd highest (total: 25,698)
> Median household income: Native pop: $37,398; State: $59,116
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 31.0%; State: 11.6%
> State population: 1,904,760 — 14th smallest

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Nevada
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 8,827)
> Second largest native population: Paiute (pop: 7,869)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.8% — 14th highest (total: 51,270)
> Median household income: Native pop: $41,478; State: $57,598
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 26.5%; State: 13.7%
> State population: 2,922,849 — 17th smallest

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New Hampshire
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 2,413)
> Second largest native population: Blackfeet (pop: 889)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.6% — 9th lowest (total: 8,339)
> Median household income: Native pop: $47,902; State: $74,057
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 13.1%; State: 7.9%
> State population: 1,343,622 — 10th smallest

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New Jersey
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 11,660)
> Second largest native population: South American Indian (pop: 5,623)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.5% — the lowest (total: 41,791)
> Median household income: Native pop: $53,507; State: $79,363
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 19.3%; State: 10.4%
> State population: 8,881,845 — 11th largest

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