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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Delaware 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 Delaware 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 Delaware 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 Delaware is 2,887 – at 0.3% of the total population of Delaware.

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

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

  1. Riverview
  2. Long Neck (Photos)
  3. Dover Base Housing
  4. Rising Sun-Lebanon
  5. Highland Acres
  6. Lewes (Photos)
  7. Smyrna (Photos)
  8. Claymont (Photos)
  9. Dover (Photos)
  10. North Star

Which city in Delaware had the largest Native American population?

Riverview took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Delaware for 2019. 1.8% of Riverview identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Delaware reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Delaware 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 Delaware.

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 2,000 people. That left us with 35 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.8% 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. Riverview took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Camden was the least Native American city.

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

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Population: 2,728
% Native American: 1.8%
# Of Native American Residents: 49
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Riverview: Real Estate | Data

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5
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Population: 2,716
% Native American: 1.69%
# Of Native American Residents: 46
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Long Neck: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Population: 3,200
% Native American: 1.41%
# Of Native American Residents: 45
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Dover Base Housing: Real Estate | Data

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Population: 3,817
% Native American: 1.18%
# Of Native American Residents: 45
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Rising Sun-Lebanon: Real Estate | Data

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7.5
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Population: 3,775
% Native American: 0.95%
# Of Native American Residents: 36
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Highland Acres: Real Estate | Data

Lewes, DE

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9
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Population: 2,961
% Native American: 0.91%
# Of Native American Residents: 27
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Lewes: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Review Of Delaware by HomeSnacks User

Lewes is a wonderful community that enjoys a terrific location and great citizenry that is highly engaged. Our residents have helped this community evolve. to what it is today.

As you may be aware Lewes was also recognized as the safest community in DE earlier this year.

Smyrna, DE

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6
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Population: 11,276
% Native American: 0.7%
# Of Native American Residents: 79
Percent Change Since 2010: -59.9%
More on Smyrna: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Smyrna is a town in Kent and New Castle counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the Census Bureau, as of 2010, the population of the town is 10,023.

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6
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Population: 8,707
% Native American: 0.54%
# Of Native American Residents: 47
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Claymont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Claymont is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 8,253 at the 2010 census.

Review Of Delaware by HomeSnacks User

Claymont Delaware is the worst place to grow up! I am from delco, and there is absolutely NOTHING for kids to do here. In delco, kids are out riding their bikes and hanging out around town.

In claymont, I NEVER see kids outside. Period.

There is simply nowhere to go to, and nothing to do. On one side is crappy wilmington, the other side is a refinery and methed out Marcus Hook, and the other side is the Delaware river.

The problem with Delaware is bussing and consolidation of school districts. They make 3 districts 1 mega district. Therfor, all the kids live far from class mates, or they buss in the trash from wilmington.

Sure Delaware taxes are crazy cheap, but I’d rather pay the 5-6k a year taxes in delaware county so my kids wouldnt have to go with all the trash and have a neighborhood where its safe for them to go be a kid in.

Dover, DE

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6
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Population: 37,109
% Native American: 0.52%
# Of Native American Residents: 194
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.97%
More on Dover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County, and the principal city of the Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Kent County and is part of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area. It is located on the St. Jones River in the Delaware River coastal plain. It was named by William Penn of Dover in Kent, England. As of 2010, the city had a population of 36,047.

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7.5
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Population: 7,390
% Native American: 0.49%
# Of Native American Residents: 36
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on North Star: Real Estate | Data

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Delaware

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

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

  1. Camden
  2. Clayton
  3. Selbyville

For more Delaware reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Delaware?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Riverview 1.8% 2,728
2 Long Neck 1.69% 2,716
3 Dover Base Housing 1.41% 3,200
4 Rising Sun-Lebanon 1.18% 3,817
5 Highland Acres 0.95% 3,775
6 Lewes 0.91% 2,961
7 Smyrna 0.7% 11,276
8 Claymont 0.54% 8,707
9 Dover 0.52% 37,109
10 North Star 0.49% 7,390
11 Milton 0.43% 2,792
12 New Castle 0.34% 5,364
13 Newark 0.29% 33,243
14 Edgemoor 0.24% 6,178
15 Ocean View 0.23% 2,150
16 Hockessin 0.2% 13,672
17 Wilmington 0.17% 71,276
18 Glasgow 0.16% 15,280
19 Wilmington Manor 0.08% 7,608
20 Bear 0.06% 20,401
21 Georg 0.06% 7,002
22 Pike Creek Valley 0.05% 10,823
23 Milford 0.01% 10,645
24 Millsboro 0.0% 4,181
25 Middl 0.0% 20,754
26 Brookside 0.0% 13,554
27 Laurel 0.0% 4,147
28 Harrington 0.0% 3,664
29 Greenville 0.0% 2,305
30 Pike Creek 0.0% 8,740
31 Elsmere 0.0% 6,097
32 Seaford 0.0% 7,447
33 Selbyville 0.0% 2,245
34 Clayton 0.0% 3,134
35 Camden 0.0% 3,486

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