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


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our first time ranking the cities in Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut is 5,201 – at 0.1% of the total population of Connecticut.

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

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

  1. Norwich (Photos)
  2. New Haven (Photos)
  3. Danbury (Photos)
  4. Norwalk (Photos)
  5. Bridgeport (Photos)
  6. West Haven (Photos)
  7. Bristol (Photos)
  8. Stamford (Photos)
  9. Meriden (Photos)
  10. New Britain (Photos)

Which city in Connecticut had the largest Native American population?

Norwich took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Connecticut for 2019. 0.3% of Norwich identify as Native American.

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

To see where Connecticut 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 Connecticut or the most diverse places in Connecticut.

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

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 9,000 people. That left us with 21 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 0.3% 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. Norwich took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Ansonia was the least Native American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Connecticut 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.

Norwich, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 39,875
% Native American: 0.3%
# Of Native American Residents: 119
Percent Change Since 2010: -45.16%
More on Norwich: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Norwich, known as ‘The Rose of New England’, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 40,493 at the 2010 United States Census. Three rivers, the Yantic, the Shetucket, and the Quinebaug, flow into the city and form its harbor, from which the Thames River flows south to Long Island Sound.

New Haven, CT

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5
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Population: 130,884
% Native American: 0.24%
# Of Native American Residents: 311
Percent Change Since 2010: 326.03%
More on New Haven: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. It is the second-largest city in Connecticut, with a population of 129,779 people as of the 2010 United States Census. According to a census of 1 July 2012, by the Census Bureau, the city had a population of 130,741.

Review Of Connecticut by Roachfat The Nostalgist

New Haven is Not all Crappy. There are Outskirts like near Southern & near Amity.

Also by Whitney Ave. Nice Houses.

I live in Hamden. 5 minutes away.

I Love It. New Haven & Hamden.

Danbury, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 84,573
% Native American: 0.21%
# Of Native American Residents: 178
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.38%
More on Danbury: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Danbury is a city in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, located along the Still River approximately 70 miles northeast of New York’s city center. Danbury’s population at the 2010 census was 80,893. Danbury is the fourth most populous city in Fairfield County, and seventh among Connecticut cities. The city is within the New York combined statistical area and Bridgeport metropolitan area.

Review Of Connecticut by HomeSnacks User

I grew up in Danbury on the Brookfield line, where it was absolutely beautiful. Downtown used to be so cute & quaint with genuine cobblestone streets.

Norwalk, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 88,537
% Native American: 0.2%
# Of Native American Residents: 179
Percent Change Since 2010: -4.79%
More on Norwalk: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Norwalk, is a U.S city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Norwalk is included statistically within both the New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area as well as the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Bridgeport, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 147,586
% Native American: 0.2%
# Of Native American Residents: 298
Percent Change Since 2010: 308.22%
More on Bridgeport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bridgeport is a seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is the largest city in the state and is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. Bridgeport had a population of 144,229 during the 2010 Census, making it also the 5th-most populous in New England. It is bordered by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east. The Greater Bridgeport area is the 48th-largest urban area in the United States. Located 60 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from the Bronx, Bridgeport is also part of the New York metropolitan area.

Review Of Connecticut by Viva La Rosa

I’m from Bridgeport and it’s s**t city. Nothing but potholes and foreclosed f****d up ugly houses. That’s if you’re on the East side of the city. The west side is a lot better it’s not that s****y, though it needs to be fixed up a bit. I hate Bridgeport and I don’t understand why my family still lives there. However, Standford is nice and Fairfield – Blackrock area. Westport is great and Trumbull is okay too. If you know somebody and want to hang out expect house parties. Lot and lots of house parties.

West Haven, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 55,044
% Native American: 0.16%
# Of Native American Residents: 87
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.82%
More on West Haven: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Haven is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 55,564.

Bristol, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 60,498
% Native American: 0.1%
# Of Native American Residents: 59
Percent Change Since 2010: -41.58%
More on Bristol: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Stamford, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 128,851
% Native American: 0.09%
# Of Native American Residents: 111
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.9%
More on Stamford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 122,643. As of July 1, 2014, according to the Census Bureau, the population of Stamford had risen to 128,278, making it the third-largest city in the state and the seventh-largest city in New England. Approximately 30 miles from Manhattan, Stamford is in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro area which is a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area.

Review Of Connecticut by Roderick Molasar

I was born and raised in Stamford and just recently paid it the old Surprise Visit. Demographics and times have changed and it is not the same city at all. Too bad.

Meriden, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 60,241
% Native American: 0.06%
# Of Native American Residents: 35
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.38%
More on Meriden: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Meriden is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, located halfway between the regional cities of New Haven and Hartford. In 2010, the population of the city was 60,868.

Review Of Connecticut by Eric Ridel

I lived in Meriden for like 10 years and Meriden ruled!

New Britain, CT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 73,069
% Native American: 0.05%
# Of Native American Residents: 40
Percent Change Since 2010: -60.0%
More on New Britain: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Britain is a city in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Hartford. According to 2010 Census, the population of the city is 73,206.

Review Of Connecticut by Jeffrey Gajda

I live in New Britain and I never went to the high school or middle school so I went to a magnet school in Hartford. New Britain has high taxes really high taxes.

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Connecticut

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

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

  1. Ansonia
  2. Derby
  3. Groton

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Connecticut?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Norwich 0.3% 39,875
2 New Haven 0.24% 130,884
3 Danbury 0.21% 84,573
4 Norwalk 0.2% 88,537
5 Bridgeport 0.2% 147,586
6 West Haven 0.16% 55,044
7 Bristol 0.1% 60,498
8 Stamford 0.09% 128,851
9 Meriden 0.06% 60,241
10 New Britain 0.05% 73,069
11 Naugatuck 0.05% 31,649
12 Hartford 0.05% 124,390
13 Torrington 0.03% 35,078
14 Middletown 0.03% 46,747
15 New London 0.02% 27,147
16 Shelton 0.02% 41,282
17 Waterbury 0.02% 109,250
18 Milford 0.01% 52,331
19 Groton 0.0% 9,184
20 Derby 0.0% 12,700
21 Ansonia 0.0% 18,953

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