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 Colorado 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 Colorado is 28,624 – at 0.5% of the total population of Colorado.
So, what how does the Native American population stratify across Colorado? Which cities and towns in Colorado have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?
Which city in Colorado had the largest Native American population?
Cortez took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Colorado for 2019. 14.12% of Cortez identify as Native American.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Colorado ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
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How We Determined The Cities In Colorado 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 Colorado.
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 72 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 14.12% 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. Cortez took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Glenwood Springs was the least Native American city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Colorado 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.
The City of Cortez is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 8,482 at the 2010 United States Census.
The City of Durango is the county seat and the most populous municipality of La Plata County, Colorado, United States. It is home to Fort Lewis College. The United States Census Bureau reported a population of 16,887 in the 2010 census.
Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. The population was 9,096 as of the 2010 census, up slightly from 9,078 in 2000. The estimate as of 2012 was 8,771. Trinidad lies 21 mi north of Raton, New Mexico, and 195 mi south of Denver. Trinidad is situated on the historic Santa Fe Trail.
The crime in this city is outrageous for the size of it, H****n use is on the rise in a a bad way. The parks are unsafe for the children to go to due to the homeless population in this small town. The schools are just as bad serving nasty food and allowing the students to bully one another. this town has over 20 marijuana dispensaries and yet the school system had to cut the buses for the junior high and high school kids forcing them to walk to school. This town does have a lot of businesses that are ran well which makes us wonder what happened to the school
Trinidad Family Dental has a great energy and great staff but keep in mind the staff doesn’t live in Trinidad, they commute a good 30 minutes to an hour to work We have great restaurants and great historic views
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Fruita is part of the Grand Junction Metropolitan Statistical Area and within the Grand Valley. The geography is identified by the bordering Colorado River on the southern edge of town, the Uncompahgre Plateau known for its pinyon-juniper landscape, and the Book Cliffs range on the northern edge of the Grand Valley. The population was 12,646 at the 2010 census. Originally home to the Ute people, white farmers settled the town after founder William Pabor in 1884. Ten years later, Fruita was incorporated.
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 8,780 at the 2010 United States Census. The city is the commercial center of the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado, and is the home of Adams State University.
The City of Rifle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. The population was 9,172 at the 2010 census, up from 6,784 at the 2000 census. Rifle is a regional center of the cattle ranching industry located along Interstate 70 and the Colorado River just east of the Roan Plateau, which dominates the western skyline of the town. The town was founded in 1882 by Abram Maxfield, and was incorporated in 1905 along Rifle Creek, near its mouth on the Colorado. The community takes its name from the creek.
Sterling is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Logan County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 14,777 at the 2010 census.
The Town of Firestone is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 10,147 at the 2010 census.
The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. Many residents in this bedroom community, which is surrounded by the one-million acre Pike National Forest, make the 17-mile commute to Colorado Springs. Ute Pass lies 12 miles to the west of Woodland Park on US 24. The population was 6,515 at the 2000 census. Nearby Douglas County is about a fifteen-minute drive from the city.
There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Colorado
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Colorado according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Colorado:
- Glenwood Springs
- Lone Tree
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What Are The Most Native American Places In Colorado?
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