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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi is 12,560 – at 0.4% of the total population of Mississippi.

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

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

  1. D’Iberville (Photos)
  2. Philadelphia (Photos)
  3. Pascagoula (Photos)
  4. Louisville (Photos)
  5. Petal (Photos)
  6. Waveland (Photos)
  7. Bay St. Louis (Photos)
  8. Gulfport (Photos)
  9. Kosciusko (Photos)
  10. Olive Branch (Photos)

Which city in Mississippi had the largest Native American population?

D’Iberville took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Mississippi for 2019. 2.91% of D’Iberville identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 2.91% 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. D’Iberville took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Aberdeen was the least Native American city.

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

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7
/10

Population: 11,150
% Native American: 2.91%
# Of Native American Residents: 324
Percent Change Since 2010: 690.24%
More on D’iberville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

D’Iberville is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, immediately north of Biloxi, across the Back Bay. As of the 2010 United States Census, it had a population of 9,486. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Philadelphia, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 7,334
% Native American: 2.18%
# Of Native American Residents: 160
Percent Change Since 2010: -61.72%
More on Philadelphia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Philadelphia is a city in and the county seat of Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 7,477 at the 2010 census.

Review Of Mississippi by Those Kids In The Corner

As a Mississippian, I gotta say that some places are pretty bad, but not all of it is the hellhole as described. My hometown of Philadelphia was pretty racist and I almost got shived several times in elementary school though. Madison, however, is fairly nice as well as some of Rankin and a few other places. Just don’t go around saying you’re atheist or you might end up broken and b****y on the sidewalk.

Pascagoula, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 21,935
% Native American: 1.01%
# Of Native American Residents: 221
Percent Change Since 2010: 439.02%
More on Pascagoula: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pascagoula is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. It is the principal city of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, as a part of the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. The population was 26,200 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jackson County.

Review Of Mississippi by HomeSnacks User

I used to live in Pascagoula, didn’t know that much bad stuff happened in there..

Louisville, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,325
% Native American: 0.82%
# Of Native American Residents: 52
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Louisville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Louisville is a city in Winston County, Mississippi. The population was 7,006 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Winston County.

Petal, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,669
% Native American: 0.71%
# Of Native American Residents: 76
Percent Change Since 2010: 145.16%
More on Petal: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Petal is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, along the Leaf River. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,454 in the 2010 census.

Waveland, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,382
% Native American: 0.66%
# Of Native American Residents: 42
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Waveland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Waveland is a city located in Hancock County, Mississippi, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city of Waveland was incorporated in 1972. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 6,435. Waveland was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969, and by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

Review Of Mississippi by HomeSnacks User

Crime is not low in Waveland, I just recently moved my family far away from Waveland partly due to the crime.

I’ll agree that its a nice city that’s trying to come back from a tragedy like Katrina but something definitely needs to be done about the crime.

Bay St. Louis, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 11,918
% Native American: 0.6%
# Of Native American Residents: 71
Percent Change Since 2010: 255.0%
More on Bay St. Louis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gulfport, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 71,318
% Native American: 0.56%
# Of Native American Residents: 401
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.5%
More on Gulfport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital, Jackson. It is the larger of the two principal cities of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city of Gulfport had a total population of 67,793. Gulfport is co-county seat with Biloxi of Harrison County, Mississippi. Gulfport is also home to the US Navy Atlantic Fleet Seabees.

Kosciusko, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 7,018
% Native American: 0.37%
# Of Native American Residents: 26
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Kosciusko: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Review Of Mississippi by HomeSnacks User

I loved Ocean Springs. I live in Kosciusko and it is a sinkhole to H**l.

Olive Branch, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 36,033
% Native American: 0.33%
# Of Native American Residents: 119
Percent Change Since 2010: 80.3%
More on Olive Branch: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Olive Branch is a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 33,484 at the 2010 census, up from 21,054 in 2000. Olive Branch is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, and is part of the Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region that consists of three counties in southwest Tennessee, five counties in northwest Mississippi, and two counties in eastern Arkansas. From 1990 to 2010 Olive Branch was the fastest growing city in the United States, with a growth rate of 838%. Along with other rapidly growing suburbs in DeSoto County, Olive Branch attributes most of its growth and development to the exodus of large numbers of middle-class families from central Memphis.

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Mississippi

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

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

  1. Aberdeen
  2. Laurel
  3. Amory

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Mississippi?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 D’iberville 2.91% 11,150
2 Philadelphia 2.18% 7,334
3 Pascagoula 1.01% 21,935
4 Louisville 0.82% 6,325
5 Petal 0.71% 10,669
6 Waveland 0.66% 6,382
7 Bay St. Louis 0.6% 11,918
8 Gulfport 0.56% 71,318
9 Kosciusko 0.37% 7,018
10 Olive Branch 0.33% 36,033
11 Byram 0.32% 11,660
12 Richland 0.29% 7,175
13 Madison 0.29% 25,350
14 Natchez 0.27% 15,191
15 Holly Springs 0.27% 7,538
16 Canton 0.23% 12,800
17 Hernando 0.23% 15,534
18 Indianola 0.22% 9,805
19 Cleveland 0.21% 12,157
20 Senatobia 0.19% 7,903
21 Tupelo 0.18% 38,321
22 Ridgeland 0.18% 24,312
23 Mccomb 0.17% 12,620
24 Greenville 0.17% 31,934
25 Columbus 0.17% 24,409
26 Biloxi 0.15% 45,328
27 Meridian 0.15% 39,213
28 Clinton 0.15% 25,398
29 Oxford 0.14% 22,092
30 Flowood 0.14% 8,704
31 Moss Point 0.13% 13,501
32 Hattiesburg 0.13% 46,495
33 Brandon 0.12% 23,421
34 Vicksburg 0.12% 22,961
35 Long Beach 0.12% 15,446
36 Pearl 0.09% 26,468
37 West Point 0.09% 10,903
38 Horn Lake 0.09% 26,804
39 Clarksdale 0.08% 16,579
40 Yazoo City 0.07% 11,189
41 Jackson 0.06% 170,393
42 Ocean Springs 0.05% 17,514
43 Southaven 0.04% 52,434
44 Brookhaven 0.03% 12,289
45 Starkville 0.02% 24,954
46 Ripley 0.0% 5,302
47 Batesville 0.0% 7,319
48 Booneville 0.0% 8,757
49 Columbia 0.0% 6,163
50 Corinth 0.0% 14,727
51 Forest 0.0% 5,679
52 New Albany 0.0% 8,642
53 Gautier 0.0% 18,555
54 Pontotoc 0.0% 5,923
55 Picayune 0.0% 10,528
56 Greenwood 0.0% 14,496
57 Grenada 0.0% 12,719
58 Amory 0.0% 7,028
59 Laurel 0.0% 18,661
60 Aberdeen 0.0% 5,375

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