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 Florida 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 Florida is 41,706 – at 0.2% of the total population of Florida.
So, what how does the Native American population stratify across Florida? Which cities and towns in Florida have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?
Which city in Florida had the largest Native American population?
Lighthouse Point took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Florida for 2019. 1.39% of Lighthouse Point identify as Native American.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Florida 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 Florida 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 Florida.
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 210 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.39% 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. Lighthouse Point took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Miami Lakes was the least Native American city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Florida 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.
Mount Dora is a U.S. city in Lake County, Florida. As of 2011, the United States Census Bureau estimates the Mount Dora population at 12,534. It is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Founded in 1880, Mount Dora is known for its small town charm. It has many antique shops in the downtown area. The downtown area overlooks Lake Dora. Mount Dora is home to one of three freshwater lighthouses in Florida. It hosts many monthly festivals and is known as the ‘Festival City.’
Wildwood is a city in Sumter County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,924 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2004 estimates, the city had a population of 3,598.
Macclenny is a city in Baker County, Florida and is one of the principal municipalities comprising Greater Jacksonville. The population was 6,374 at the 2010 census, up from 4,459 in 2000. It is the county seat of Baker County.
Edgewater is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States, situated along the Indian River, adjacent to the Mosquito Lagoon. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 20,750. It is a part of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL metropolitan statistical area, which was home to 590,289 people in 2010.
A settlement in the area was established by John Milton Hawks. It was named Hawks Park until 1924 when the Florida Legislature renamed it.
Alachua is a city in Alachua County, Florida, United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city’s population was 9,059. The city is part of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 264,275 people at the 2010 census.
Destin is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. It is a principal city of the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
There isn’t much to do in the area besides going to the beach or eating at some nice restaurants. It’s pretty quite around town & seems like mostly an older crowd or families live there.
The best places in Destin are the beaches. They have crystal clear water and white sands. The time I went which was in August, the weather was perfect & the beaches were not overly crowded. It really gives you a sense of peacefulness.
Perry is a city in Taylor County, Florida, United States. As of 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 7,017. It is the county seat of Taylor County. The city was named for Madison Starke Perry, fourth Governor of the State of Florida and a Confederate colonel during the American Civil War.
There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Florida
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Florida according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Florida:
- Miami Lakes
- South Pasadena
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