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


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our first time ranking the cities in Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Georgia is 18,199 – at 0.2% of the total population of Georgia.

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

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

  1. Forest Park (Photos)
  2. Tyrone (Photos)
  3. Cairo (Photos)
  4. Morrow (Photos)
  5. St. Marys (Photos)
  6. Clarkston (Photos)
  7. Cusseta-Chattahoochee County unified government
  8. Richmond Hill
  9. Pooler (Photos)
  10. Villa Rica (Photos)

Which city in Georgia had the largest Native American population?

Forest Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Georgia for 2019. 1.5% of Forest Park identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Georgia reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Georgia 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 Georgia.

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 119 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.5% 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. Forest Park took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Hapeville was the least Native American city.

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

Forest Park, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

1
/10

Population: 19,271
% Native American: 1.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 289
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Forest Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Forest Park is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. It is located approximately nine miles south of Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 18,468.

Review Of Georgia by HomeSnacks User

I live in Forest Park and know enough not to mix up the southern part of the Atlanta MSA with Chesapeake Bay.

This little burg has its issues, but what town doesnt- Its the last place in metro Atlanta with affordable housing. We elected our first African-American mayor. And the citys diverse population finally has a voice in its own governance.

Tyrone, GA

Source: Town of Tyrone, GA
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,199
% Native American: 1.07%
# Of Native American Residents: 77
Percent Change Since 2010: 108.11%
More on Tyrone: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tyrone is a town in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. The population was 6,879 at the 2010 census, up from 3,916 in 2000.

It was named after County Tyrone in Ireland.

The U.S. headquarters for Operation Mobilisation is in Tyrone.

Cairo, GA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 9,569
% Native American: 1.01%
# Of Native American Residents: 97
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Cairo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cairo is a city in Grady County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 9,607. The city is the county seat of Grady County.

Morrow, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,076
% Native American: 0.99%
# Of Native American Residents: 70
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Morrow: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Morrow is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 6,445 at the 2010 census, up from 4,882 in 2000. It is the home of Clayton State University.

St. Marys, GA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,787
% Native American: 0.96%
# Of Native American Residents: 170
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.12%
More on St. Marys: Real Estate | Data | Photos

St. Marys is a city in Camden County, Georgia, United States. The city is the gateway to Cumberland Island National Seashore, the largest of the Georgia Coast’s barrier islands. The National Seashore’s visitor center and boat access are both located at the St. Marys waterfront. The city is also home to the annual St. Marys Rock Shrimp Festival, the St. Marys Submarine Museum, and Crooked River State Park. Its territory is immediately bordered by Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, which is the home port for several Ohio-class submarines. The population of St. Marys was 17,121 as of the 2010 Census.

Clarkston, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,702
% Native American: 0.91%
# Of Native American Residents: 116
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Clarkston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 11,096
% Native American: 0.81%
# Of Native American Residents: 90
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.88%
More on Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government: Real Estate | Data

Richmond Hill, GA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,766
% Native American: 0.76%
# Of Native American Residents: 89
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Richmond Hill: Real Estate | Data

Richmond Hill is a city in Bryan County, Georgia, United States. James Oglethorpe, only a year after the founding of the Georgia colony at Savannah, awarded grants of land on the Ogeechee River in 1734. Once known as St. Phillips Parish, Bryan County was established in 1793. On February 1, 1797 the Bryan County justices valued 2 acres at the Cross Roads for $24 for the purpose of establishing a permanent county seat in courthouse. Cross Roads was the intersection of the Savannah-Darien Stage Road and the Bryan Neck Road. The Cross Roads became Ways Station in 1856 when the Savannah, Albany & Gulf R.R. was built across the nearby Ogeechee River into Bryan County. Near this site a train depot was built, which came to be known as ‘Ways No. 1 ‘ for William J. Way, the first station master and a local rice planter on lands through which the railroad passed. A settlement grew up in the section between the railroad tracks and the Crossroads just to the west. It came to be called Ways Station, a designation that lasted until 1941 when the name of the community was changed to Richmond Hill.

Pooler, GA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 22,477
% Native American: 0.73%
# Of Native American Residents: 164
Percent Change Since 2010: 1540.0%
More on Pooler: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pooler is a city in Chatham County, Georgia, United States. According to 2010 US Census, the population was 19,140, a threefold increase over the 2000 count of 6,239. The 2013 population estimate was 21,187. Pooler is located northwest of Savannah along I-95 and Interstate 16.

Villa Rica, GA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 14,900
% Native American: 0.72%
# Of Native American Residents: 108
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.0%
More on Villa Rica: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Villa Rica is a city in Carroll and Douglas counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 4,134 at the 2000 census. By the 2010 census, the population had grown to 13,956, an increase of approximately 238%.

Review Of Georgia by HomeSnacks User

Im just going to throw out facts about Villa Rica in this article. I moved from an area of Indiana that made the Worst Cities in America List here – you know right outside of Chi-Raq and Gary, IN. Born, raised and despised the entire area because of the drugs, gangs, poverty rates, corruption and horrific weather but then I moved to Villa Rica, GA. I have never heard more sirens daily in my life! This place is riddled with drugs and people are murdered on a weekly basis, its insane! Im not agreeing with this article actually containing any scientific or factual data, but I can verify that Villa Rica and surrounding towns is NOT the place you want to raise a family!

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Georgia

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

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

  1. Hapeville
  2. Cedartown
  3. Centerville

For more Georgia reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Georgia?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Forest Park 1.5% 19,271
2 Tyrone 1.07% 7,199
3 Cairo 1.01% 9,569
4 Morrow 0.99% 7,076
5 St. Marys 0.96% 17,787
6 Clarkston 0.91% 12,702
7 Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government 0.81% 11,096
8 Richmond Hill 0.76% 11,766
9 Pooler 0.73% 22,477
10 Villa Rica 0.72% 14,900
11 Chamblee 0.62% 28,433
12 Adel 0.55% 5,291
13 Grovetown 0.52% 13,353
14 Snellville 0.5% 19,521
15 Decatur 0.48% 22,022
16 Doraville 0.47% 10,442
17 Suwanee 0.47% 18,655
18 Kingsland 0.46% 16,562
19 Brunswick 0.42% 15,919
20 Alpharetta 0.4% 63,929
21 Moultrie 0.39% 14,221
22 Warner Robins 0.38% 74,123
23 Columbus 0.34% 198,647
24 Gainesville 0.32% 37,291
25 Hinesville 0.31% 33,540
26 Fort Oglethorpe 0.29% 9,690
27 Commerce 0.28% 6,677
28 Roswell 0.27% 94,239
29 Peachtree City 0.25% 34,988
30 Griffin 0.25% 22,710
31 College Park 0.25% 14,360
32 Barnesville 0.24% 6,553
33 Dunwoody 0.22% 48,857
34 Sandy Springs 0.2% 103,703
35 Jesup 0.2% 9,899
36 Johns Creek 0.2% 83,397
37 Toccoa 0.19% 8,307
38 Douglas 0.19% 11,566
39 Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance) 0.18% 196,899
40 Rome 0.17% 36,029
41 Savannah 0.16% 145,094
42 Albany 0.16% 74,892
43 Dallas 0.16% 12,760
44 Acworth 0.15% 22,163
45 Americus 0.15% 15,839
46 Garden City 0.15% 8,961
47 Cartersville 0.14% 20,235
48 Tifton 0.13% 16,568
49 Atlanta 0.13% 465,230
50 Woodstock 0.13% 29,227
51 Cumming 0.12% 5,856
52 Stockbridge 0.12% 28,117
53 Buford 0.11% 14,662
54 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 0.1% 122,292
55 Lilburn 0.1% 12,559
56 Powder Springs 0.09% 14,765
57 Lovejoy 0.09% 6,594
58 Statesboro 0.08% 30,649
59 Marietta 0.08% 60,203
60 Smyrna 0.08% 55,467
61 Riverdale 0.08% 15,931
62 Milton 0.07% 37,556
63 Winder 0.07% 15,403
64 Waycross 0.07% 14,009
65 Valdosta 0.07% 56,036
66 Fayetteville 0.07% 17,069
67 Dublin 0.07% 15,889
68 Dalton 0.07% 33,540
69 Calhoun 0.07% 16,133
70 Lawrenceville 0.05% 29,287
71 Mcdonough 0.05% 23,504
72 Newnan 0.04% 36,792
73 Carrollton 0.04% 26,054
74 East Point 0.04% 35,380
75 Conyers 0.04% 15,803
76 Milledgeville 0.04% 18,892
77 Covington 0.04% 13,728
78 Lagrange 0.03% 30,442
79 Vidalia 0.02% 10,603
80 Duluth 0.02% 28,988
81 Canton 0.01% 25,806
82 Douglasville 0.01% 32,768
83 Norcross 0.01% 16,474
84 Bremen 0.0% 6,228
85 Sugar Hill 0.0% 21,644
86 Stone Mountain 0.0% 6,209
87 Auburn 0.0% 7,316
88 Waynesboro 0.0% 5,603
89 Braselton 0.0% 9,316
90 Sylvester 0.0% 5,983
91 Swainsboro 0.0% 7,370
92 Thomson 0.0% 6,599
93 Thomaston 0.0% 8,844
94 Thomasville 0.0% 18,503
95 Union City 0.0% 20,793
96 Austell 0.0% 7,227
97 Bainbridge 0.0% 12,280
98 Flowery Branch 0.0% 6,801
99 Perry 0.0% 15,633
100 Camilla 0.0% 5,014

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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