10 Cities In Arizona With The Largest Native American Population For 2019


We used data and science to determine the cities in Arizona with the largest Native American population.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our first time ranking the cities in Arizona with the largest Native American population.

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There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:

  1. White
  2. Hispanic
  3. African American

But those are only the major races, there’s a whole bunch of other races people are interested in knowing about.

And today, we are going to look at the percent of the population in Arizona that are Native American.

Native Americans are not a major portion of the current American Population, but they are still very important.

There are now over 2 million people who identify as Native American living in America, making up .65% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Native American population in Arizona is 266,680 – at 3.9% of the total population of Arizona.

So, what how does the Native American population stratify across Arizona? Which cities and towns in Arizona have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?

Here are the 10 cities in Arizona with the largest Native American population in 2019:

  1. Page (Photos)
  2. Winslow (Photos)
  3. Guadalupe (Photos)
  4. Holbrook (Photos)
  5. Camp Verde (Photos)
  6. Flagstaff (Photos)
  7. Coolidge (Photos)
  8. Casa Grande (Photos)
  9. Snowflake (Photos)
  10. South Tucson (Photos)

Which city in Arizona had the largest Native American population?

Page took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Arizona for 2019. 47.68% of Page identify as Native American.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Arizona ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Native American, check out the best places to live in Arizona or the most diverse places in Arizona.

For more Arizona reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Arizona With The Largest Native American Population For 2019

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Arizona.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2013-2017 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as American Indian and Alaska Native alone.

We limited our analysis to places with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 56 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 47.68% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of American Indian and Alaska Native population with a higher score being more American Indian and Alaska Native than a lower score. Page took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Sedona was the least Native American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Arizona ranked by population of American Indian and Alaska Native residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Page, AZ

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Population: 7,515
% Native American: 47.68%
# Of Native American Residents: 3,583
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.62%
More on Page: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Page is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 7,247.

Winslow, AZ

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Population: 9,517
% Native American: 31.38%
# Of Native American Residents: 2,986
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.89%
More on Winslow: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 9,655.

Guadalupe, AZ

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Population: 6,270
% Native American: 29.27%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,835
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.7%
More on Guadalupe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Holbrook, AZ

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Population: 5,005
% Native American: 18.48%
# Of Native American Residents: 925
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.47%
More on Holbrook: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Holbrook is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city was 5,053. The city is the county seat of Navajo County.

Review Of Arizona by Niko Espitia

I live in Holbrook and it is perfect

Camp Verde, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 11,091
% Native American: 10.77%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,194
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.06%
More on Camp Verde: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flagstaff, AZ

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Population: 69,903
% Native American: 7.67%
# Of Native American Residents: 5,361
Percent Change Since 2010: -27.51%
More on Flagstaff: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flagstaff is a city in and the county seat of Coconino County in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States. In 2015, the city’s estimated population was 70,320. Flagstaff’s combined metropolitan area has an estimated population of 139,097. The city is named after a ponderosa pine flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston to celebrate the United States Centennial on July 4, 1876.

Review Of Arizona by HomeSnacks User

I lover Flagstaff, AZ. If you love the outdoors, then you will love it here. You can go to the Grand Canyon. You can hike a volcano, you can see indigenous dwellings, you can go to Walnut Canyon and see the indigenous dwellings carved out of the mountain side. You can hike in a cave and go off-roading. The downtown area is cute with decent food and entertainment. Good coffee shops.

My favorite thing was going to this trout farm on the way to Sedona, Az. The best trout I have every tasted. You catch it, they clean it, then you grill it right there, surrounded by the mountains.

Coolidge, AZ

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Population: 12,221
% Native American: 5.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 672
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.07%
More on Coolidge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coolidge is a city in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the city’s population is 11,825.

Casa Grande, AZ

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Population: 52,501
% Native American: 4.8%
# Of Native American Residents: 2,518
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.42%
More on Casa Grande: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Casa Grande is a city in Pinal County, approximately halfway between Phoenix and Tucson in the U.S. state of Arizona. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 48,571. It is named after the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, which is actually located in Coolidge. ‘Casa Grande’ is Spanish for ‘big house’.

Snowflake, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,668
% Native American: 4.75%
# Of Native American Residents: 269
Percent Change Since 2010: -28.84%
More on Snowflake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Tucson, AZ

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Population: 5,624
% Native American: 4.61%
# Of Native American Residents: 259
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.35%
More on South Tucson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Tucson is a city in Pima County, Arizona, United States and an enclave of the much larger city of Tucson. South Tucson is known for being heavily influenced by Hispanic, and especially Mexican, culture; restaurants and shops which sell traditional Mexican foods and other goods can be found throughout the city. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 5,652.

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Arizona

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Arizona according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Arizona:

  1. Sedona
  2. Sahuarita
  3. Nogales

For more Arizona reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Arizona?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Page 47.68% 7,515
2 Winslow 31.38% 9,517
3 Guadalupe 29.27% 6,270
4 Holbrook 18.48% 5,005
5 Camp Verde 10.77% 11,091
6 Flagstaff 7.67% 69,903
7 Coolidge 5.5% 12,221
8 Casa Grande 4.8% 52,501
9 Snowflake 4.75% 5,668
10 South Tucson 4.61% 5,624
11 Show Low 4.09% 10,860
12 Florence 3.59% 26,066
13 Tolleson 3.37% 7,052
14 Kingman 3.19% 28,855
15 Payson 2.84% 15,338
16 Eloy 2.45% 17,537
17 Wickenburg 2.35% 6,906
18 Tempe 2.06% 178,339
19 Mesa 1.99% 479,317
20 Globe 1.87% 7,341
21 Tucson 1.82% 530,905
22 Apache Junction 1.74% 38,452
23 Safford 1.71% 9,662
24 Douglas 1.7% 16,576
25 Phoenix 1.59% 1,574,421
26 Glendale 1.24% 241,543
27 Sierra Vista 1.23% 43,585
28 Avondale 1.22% 81,590
29 Chandler 1.22% 245,160
30 Chino Valley 1.2% 11,155
31 Cottonwood 1.15% 11,634
32 Litchfield Park 1.04% 5,686
33 Maricopa 1.0% 46,248
34 Prescott 0.92% 41,468
35 Goodyear 0.78% 74,953
36 Scottsdale 0.77% 239,283
37 Gilbert 0.76% 232,176
38 Lake Havasu City 0.73% 53,463
39 Yuma 0.64% 93,851
40 Bullhead City 0.57% 39,824
41 Peoria 0.53% 161,383
42 Prescott Valley 0.48% 41,995
43 Queen Creek 0.44% 33,298
44 El Mirage 0.44% 34,400
45 Somerton 0.44% 15,508
46 Paradise Valley 0.43% 13,961
47 Youn 0.42% 6,625
48 Bisbee 0.34% 5,261
49 Surprise 0.34% 129,534
50 Marana 0.32% 41,720
51 Oro Valley 0.26% 42,889
52 San Luis 0.24% 31,509
53 Fountain Hills 0.16% 24,047
54 Nogales 0.01% 20,233
55 Sahuarita 0.0% 28,257
56 Sedona 0.0% 10,246

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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