Top 10 States With the Largest American Indian Populations

Washington State:The Quinault Indian Nation is the largest reservation in the state with over 208 thousand acres of land. This land is located on the Olympic Peninsula along the Pacific Coast.

Texas:Texas has over 370 thousand American Indian residents. However, only a bit more than 1 percent of the state’s population are Indigenous Americans.

Oklahoma:Oklahoma is home to approximately 535,675 American Indians. This population represents over 13 percent of state residents.

North Carolina:North Carolina has over 208 thousand citizens who identify as American Indians which represents just under 3 percent of the state’s total population. 

New York:New York hosts over 200 thousand Indigenous Americans which makes up just over 1 percent of the state’s population.

New Mexico: This equates to almost 11 percent of the state’s population. 23 tribes exist within New Mexico’s boundaries including part of the Navajo Nation.

Michigan:There are 12 federally recognized tribes in Michigan today, and the three largest tribes in the state include the Odawa, the Potawatomi, and the Ojibwe.

Florida:Florida’s population is less than 1 percent Indigenous American. However, over 178 thousand American Indians still reside in the state.

 California:California hosts over 800 thousand people who identify as Native American. Over 233 thousand Indigenous Americans live in Los Angeles County alone.

Arizona:Almost 5 and a half percent of all Arizonans are Native Americans with a population count of over 400 thousand people. There are 22 recognized tribes in the state.

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