There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:
- 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?
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.
For more Arizona reading, check out:
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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*
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 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 is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 9,655.
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.
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.
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 is a city in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the city’s population is 11,825.
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’.
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:
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What Are The Most Native American Places In Arizona?
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