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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Florida 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 Florida 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 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?

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

  1. Lighthouse Point (Photos)
  2. Mount Dora (Photos)
  3. Wildwood (Photos)
  4. Macclenny
  5. Edgewater (Photos)
  6. Springfield
  7. Alachua (Photos)
  8. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea (Photos)
  9. Destin (Photos)
  10. Perry (Photos)

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.

And if you already knew these places were Native American, check out the best places to live in Florida or the most diverse places in Florida.

For more Florida reading, check out:

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*
* 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 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.

Lighthouse Point, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 11,042
% Native American: 1.39%
# Of Native American Residents: 154
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Lighthouse Point: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mount Dora, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,350
% Native American: 1.04%
# Of Native American Residents: 139
Percent Change Since 2010: 969.23%
More on Mount Dora: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, FL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,311
% Native American: 1.0%
# Of Native American Residents: 63
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Wildwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, FL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,423
% Native American: 0.97%
# Of Native American Residents: 62
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Macclenny: Real Estate | Data

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, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 21,620
% Native American: 0.94%
# Of Native American Residents: 203
Percent Change Since 2010: 1350.0%
More on Edgewater: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,375
% Native American: 0.9%
# Of Native American Residents: 84
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.83%
More on Springfield: Real Estate | Data

Alachua, FL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,676
% Native American: 0.89%
# Of Native American Residents: 86
Percent Change Since 2010: 75.51%
More on Alachua: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL

Overall SnackAbility

/10

Population: 6,441
% Native American: 0.87%
# Of Native American Residents: 56
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Lauderdale-By-The-Sea: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Destin, FL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 13,421
% Native American: 0.83%
# Of Native American Residents: 112
Percent Change Since 2010: 60.0%
More on Destin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Review Of Florida by HomeSnacks User

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, FL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,948
% Native American: 0.82%
# Of Native American Residents: 57
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Perry: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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:

  1. Miami Lakes
  2. Clewiston
  3. South Pasadena

For more Florida reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Florida?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Lighthouse Point 1.39% 11,042
2 Mount Dora 1.04% 13,350
3 Wildwood 1.0% 6,311
4 Macclenny 0.97% 6,423
5 Edgewater 0.94% 21,620
6 Springfield 0.9% 9,375
7 Alachua 0.89% 9,676
8 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 0.87% 6,441
9 Destin 0.83% 13,421
10 Perry 0.82% 6,948
11 High Springs 0.73% 5,764
12 St. Cloud 0.7% 46,624
13 Okeechobee 0.7% 5,596
14 Palm Bay 0.66% 107,802
15 Gulfport 0.62% 12,222
16 New Port Richey 0.61% 15,674
17 Casselberry 0.59% 27,087
18 Eustis 0.52% 19,886
19 Miami Shores 0.5% 10,756
20 Dunedin 0.49% 36,099
21 Minneola 0.49% 10,634
22 Sunny Isles Beach 0.48% 22,175
23 Longwood 0.47% 14,345
24 Port Orange 0.47% 60,315
25 Vero Beach 0.43% 16,261
26 Palm Beach 0.42% 8,593
27 Satellite Beach 0.41% 10,585
28 Neptune Beach 0.4% 7,030
29 Deltona 0.39% 88,005
30 Marianna 0.39% 7,360
31 Seminole 0.38% 18,206
32 Titusville 0.37% 44,984
33 Palm Coast 0.37% 82,356
34 Parkland 0.37% 28,901
35 Cocoa 0.35% 17,748
36 Pembroke Pines 0.35% 166,530
37 St. Augustine 0.35% 13,952
38 St. Pete Beach 0.35% 9,529
39 New Smyrna Beach 0.34% 25,103
40 South Daytona 0.33% 12,597
41 Niceville 0.32% 14,697
42 Leesburg 0.32% 21,853
43 Lady Lake 0.31% 14,859
44 Gainesville 0.31% 129,394
45 Coral Springs 0.29% 130,110
46 Clearwater 0.29% 112,794
47 Fort Meade 0.29% 5,938
48 Lauderhill 0.28% 70,963
49 Sebastian 0.28% 23,923
50 Davie 0.28% 101,543
51 Quincy 0.28% 7,599
52 Fort Myers Beach 0.28% 6,877
53 Holly Hill 0.27% 11,922
54 Pensacola 0.27% 52,689
55 Sanibel 0.27% 7,128
56 Zephyrhills 0.25% 14,608
57 Pinellas Park 0.25% 51,788
58 Deland 0.24% 30,315
59 Winter Haven 0.24% 38,663
60 Sarasota 0.24% 55,103
61 Sanford 0.23% 57,979
62 Melbourne 0.23% 79,640
63 Orange City 0.23% 11,348
64 Tampa 0.23% 368,087
65 Tarpon Springs 0.23% 24,686
66 Ocala 0.23% 57,812
67 Callaway 0.23% 15,015
68 Miami Beach 0.22% 92,187
69 Largo 0.21% 82,433
70 Winter Park 0.21% 29,922
71 Oldsmar 0.2% 14,211
72 Sebring 0.2% 10,469
73 Pembroke Park 0.2% 6,491
74 Rockledge 0.2% 26,497
75 Fellsmere 0.2% 5,569
76 Punta Gorda 0.19% 18,656
77 Panama City Beach 0.19% 12,461
78 Lakeland 0.19% 104,165
79 Cape Coral 0.19% 173,679
80 Atlantic Beach 0.19% 13,224
81 Daytona Beach 0.19% 65,339
82 St. Petersburg 0.19% 256,031
83 Ocoee 0.18% 43,194
84 North Lauderdale 0.17% 43,574
85 Cocoa Beach 0.17% 11,489
86 Panama City 0.17% 36,661
87 Port St. Lucie 0.16% 178,778
88 Fort Pierce 0.16% 44,248
89 Dania Beach 0.16% 31,526
90 Jacksonville 0.15% 867,313
91 Miami Gardens 0.15% 113,187
92 Longboat Key 0.15% 7,179
93 Cape Canaveral 0.15% 10,169
94 Crestview 0.15% 23,159
95 Haines City 0.14% 22,826
96 Inverness 0.14% 7,164
97 Orlando 0.14% 269,414
98 Hollywood 0.14% 149,750
99 Pompano Beach 0.14% 107,542
100 Pinecrest 0.13% 19,441

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