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 Idaho 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 Idaho is 17,902 – at 1.1% of the total population of Idaho.
So, what how does the Native American population stratify across Idaho? Which cities and towns in Idaho have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?
Which city in Idaho had the largest Native American population?
Rathdrum took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Idaho for 2019. 2.5% of Rathdrum identify as Native American.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Idaho ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
For more Idaho reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Idaho
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Idaho
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Idaho
How We Determined The Cities In Idaho 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 Idaho.
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 32 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 2.5% to 0.01%.
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. Rathdrum took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Rexburg was the least Native American city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Idaho 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.
Rathdrum is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. The population was 6,826 at the 2010 census, up from 4816 in 2000. It is part of the Coeur d’Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the entire county. It is named after Rathdrum in Ireland.
Coeur d’Alene KOR d-LAYN) is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. It is the principal city of the Coeur d’Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of Coeur d’Alene was 44,137. The city is a satellite city of Spokane, which is located about 30 miles to the west, in the state of Washington. The two cities are the key components of the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Combined Statistical Area, of which Coeur d’Alene is the third-largest city. Coeur d’Alene is the largest city in northern Idaho Panhandle. The city is situated on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, 25 miles in length. Locally, Coeur d’Alene is known as the ‘Lake City’, or simply called by its initials: ‘CDA’.
The crime rate is under control. As a perfect town for cheap living for retirement. I have lived here for over 6 years coming from Washington it really nice small town. Great changes coming for things to do. Your 35 miles from Boise if you need things that My. Home doesnt have. Come and enjoy the easy life.
The parks are well taken care of.
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. It is the second-largest city in the northern Idaho region, behind Coeur d’Alene, and ninth-largest in the state. Lewiston is the principal city of the Lewiston, ID – Clarkston, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Nez Perce County and Asotin County, Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population of Lewiston was 31,894, up from 30,904 in 2000.
Pocatello ) is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. It is the principal city of the Pocatello metropolitan area, which encompasses all of Bannock county. As of the 2010 census the population of Pocatello was 54,255.
Preston is a city in Franklin County, Idaho, United States. The population was 5,204 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Franklin County. It is part of the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. The city had a population of 44,125 as of the 2010 census.
Caldwell is a city in and the county seat of Canyon County, Idaho, United States. The population was 46,237 at the 2010 census.
There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Idaho
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Idaho according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Idaho:
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What Are The Most Native American Places In Idaho?
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