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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland is 11,634 – at 0.2% of the total population of Maryland.

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

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

  1. Mount Airy (Photos)
  2. Hampstead (Photos)
  3. Riverdale Park (Photos)
  4. Havre de Grace (Photos)
  5. Ocean City (Photos)
  6. Laurel (Photos)
  7. Salisbury (Photos)
  8. Mount Rainier (Photos)
  9. Walkersville (Photos)
  10. Aberdeen (Photos)

Which city in Maryland had the largest Native American population?

Mount Airy took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Maryland for 2019. 0.72% of Mount Airy identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Maryland reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Maryland 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 Maryland.

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 39 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 0.72% 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. Mount Airy took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Cheste was the least Native American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Maryland 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 Airy, MD

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6
/10

Population: 9,387
% Native American: 0.72%
# Of Native American Residents: 68
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Mount Airy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mount Airy is a town located in Carroll and Frederick counties in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is part of both the Washington Metropolitan Area and Baltimore Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census the population was 9,288.

Hampstead, MD

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Population: 6,331
% Native American: 0.57%
# Of Native American Residents: 36
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Hampstead: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hampstead is a town in Carroll County in the U.S. state of Maryland. The population was 6,323 at the 2010 census.

Riverdale Park, MD

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Population: 7,248
% Native American: 0.54%
# Of Native American Residents: 39
Percent Change Since 2010: 225.0%
More on Riverdale Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Riverdale Park, formerly known and often referred to as Riverdale, Maryland is a semi-urban town in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States, a suburb in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The population was 6,956 as of 2010.

Havre De Grace, MD

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8.5
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Population: 13,511
% Native American: 0.53%
# Of Native American Residents: 71
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.7%
More on Havre De Grace: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Havre de Grace , abbreviated HdG, is a city in Harford County, Maryland, situated at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of Chesapeake Bay. It is named after the port city of Le Havre, France, which in full was once Le Havre de Grce. The population was 12,952 at the 2010 United States Census. The city was honored as one of America’s 20 best small towns to visit in 2014 by Smithsonian magazine.

Ocean City, MD

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Population: 7,026
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 31
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Ocean City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ocean City Maryland, officially the Town of Ocean City, is an Atlantic resort town in Worcester County, Maryland. Ocean City is widely known in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and is a frequent destination for vacationers in that area. The population was 7,102 at the 2010 U.S. Census, although during summer weekends the city hosts between 320,000 and 345,000 vacationers, and up to 8 million visitors annually. During the summer, Ocean City becomes the second most populated municipality in Maryland, after Baltimore. It is part of the Salisbury metropolitan area.

Review Of Maryland by HomeSnacks User

This is a beach on the east coast that in my opinion has the best boardwalk! there are many types of foods something for everyone! I love Dumsers Hommade Ice cream and Thrashers French fries the best breakfast is A made while you wait donor at Fracured Prune. They are all types of games and rides for all ages the street entertainers are fun to watch. the hotel were we stay is right on the boardwalk it is the plum plaza with a fabulous porch to sit on and watch the people the ocean and people on the beach>

There is not much I can say bad about ocean city the only thing that could be bad is the water is unpredictable so one needs to take clothes that are for cold and warm/hot weather

Laurel, MD

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Population: 25,913
% Native American: 0.41%
# Of Native American Residents: 106
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.62%
More on Laurel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Laurel is a city in northern Prince George’s County, Maryland, in the United States, located almost midway between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore on the banks of the Patuxent River. Founded as a mill town in the early 19th century, the arrival of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1835 expanded local industry and later enabled the city to become an early commuter town for Washington and Baltimore workers. Largely residential today, the city maintains a historic district centered on its Main Street, highlighting its industrial past.

Salisbury, MD

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7
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Population: 32,368
% Native American: 0.41%
# Of Native American Residents: 132
Percent Change Since 2010: -13.16%
More on Salisbury: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Salisbury is a city in and the county seat of Wicomico County, Maryland, United States, and the largest city in the state’s Eastern Shore region. The population was 30,343 at the 2010 census. Salisbury is the principal city of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is the commercial hub of the Delmarva Peninsula, which was long devoted to agriculture and had a southern culture. It calls itself ‘The Comfortable Side of Coastal’.

Review Of Maryland by Tristan Ridgell

Oh h**l no I live in Salisbury and it is the best place to live ever but otherwise it is amazing. There is a one in one hundred chance to be robbed.

Mount Rainier, MD

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Population: 8,097
% Native American: 0.4%
# Of Native American Residents: 32
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Mount Rainier: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Walkersville, MD

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Population: 6,048
% Native American: 0.33%
# Of Native American Residents: 20
Percent Change Since 2010: 81.82%
More on Walkersville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Walkersville is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. The population was 5,800 at the 2010 census.

Aberdeen, MD

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6
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Population: 15,523
% Native American: 0.32%
# Of Native American Residents: 49
Percent Change Since 2010: 157.89%
More on Aberdeen: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Aberdeen is a city located in Harford County, Maryland, 26 miles from Baltimore. The population was 14,959 at the 2010 United States Census. Aberdeen is the largest municipality in Harford County.

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Maryland

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

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

  1. Cheste
  2. Elkton
  3. Chesapeake Beach

For more Maryland reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Maryland?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Mount Airy 0.72% 9,387
2 Hampstead 0.57% 6,331
3 Riverdale Park 0.54% 7,248
4 Havre De Grace 0.53% 13,511
5 Ocean City 0.44% 7,026
6 Laurel 0.41% 25,913
7 Salisbury 0.41% 32,368
8 Mount Rainier 0.4% 8,097
9 Walkersville 0.33% 6,048
10 Aberdeen 0.32% 15,523
11 Frederick 0.31% 69,330
12 New Carrollton 0.29% 12,932
13 Glenarden 0.24% 6,128
14 Baltimore 0.23% 619,796
15 La Plata 0.21% 9,160
16 Taneytown 0.21% 6,762
17 Hyattsville 0.2% 18,225
18 Takoma Park 0.19% 17,643
19 Rockville 0.18% 66,420
20 Gaithersburg 0.16% 67,417
21 Frostburg 0.16% 8,689
22 Cheverly 0.11% 6,453
23 Bowie 0.11% 58,290
24 Hagerstown 0.09% 40,222
25 Greenbelt 0.09% 23,289
26 Cumberland 0.06% 20,084
27 Cambridge 0.06% 12,484
28 Westminster 0.05% 18,557
29 College Park 0.04% 32,186
30 Annapolis 0.02% 39,151
31 Easton 0.02% 16,606
32 Bel Air 0.0% 10,139
33 Thurmont 0.0% 6,496
34 District Heights 0.0% 5,989
35 Bladensburg 0.0% 9,374
36 Brunswick 0.0% 6,134
37 Chesapeake Beach 0.0% 5,930
38 Elkton 0.0% 15,651
39 Cheste 0.0% 5,132

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