Special Report

The Biggest Native American Population in Every State

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Oklahoma
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 224,881)
> Second largest native population: Choctaw (pop: 90,973)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 13.2% — the highest (total: 515,459)
> Median household income: Native pop: $42,820; State: $51,424
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 21.1%; State: 16.0%
> State population: 3,918,137 — 23rd smallest

Oregon
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 21,312)
> Second largest native population: Mexican American Indian (pop: 10,326)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 2.5% — 8th highest (total: 100,200)
> Median household income: Native pop: $42,047; State: $59,393
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 24.4%; State: 14.1%
> State population: 4,081,943 — 24th smallest

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Pennsylvania
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 22,347)
> Second largest native population: South American Indian (pop: 11,161)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.5% — 5th lowest (total: 69,511)
> Median household income: Native pop: $37,702; State: $59,445
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 26.6%; State: 12.8%
> State population: 12,791,181 — 6th largest

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Rhode Island
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 1,340)
> Second largest native population: South American Indian (pop: 1,219)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.0% — 23rd lowest (total: 10,367)
> Median household income: Native pop: $34,414; State: $63,296
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 35.2%; State: 13.1%
> State population: 1,056,611 — 8th smallest

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South Carolina
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 18,666)
> Second largest native population: Lumbee (pop: 3,313)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 0.8% — 20th lowest (total: 38,865)
> Median household income: Native pop: $39,484; State: $51,015
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 25.3%; State: 16.0%
> State population: 4,955,925 — 23rd largest

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