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 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?
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.
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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*
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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%.
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:
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What Are The Most Native American Places In Georgia?
|Rank||City||% Native American|
|7||Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government||0.81%|
|39||Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance)||0.18%|
|54||Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance)||0.1%|