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


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our first time ranking the cities in Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Missouri is 22,763 – at 0.4% of the total population of Missouri.

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

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

  1. Joplin (Photos)
  2. Charleston (Photos)
  3. Neosho (Photos)
  4. Clinton (Photos)
  5. Webb City (Photos)
  6. Trenton (Photos)
  7. Grain Valley
  8. Kennett (Photos)
  9. Warrensburg (Photos)
  10. Aurora (Photos)

Which city in Missouri had the largest Native American population?

Joplin took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Missouri for 2019. 1.74% of Joplin identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Missouri reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Missouri 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 Missouri.

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 123 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.74% 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. Joplin took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Lake St. Louis was the least Native American city.

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

Joplin, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 51,540
% Native American: 1.74%
# Of Native American Residents: 897
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.24%
More on Joplin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Missouri. Joplin is the largest city in Jasper County, though it is not the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 50,150. Joplin is the main hub of the three-county Joplin-Miami, Oklahoma metropolitan area.

Charleston, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,765
% Native American: 1.65%
# Of Native American Residents: 95
Percent Change Since 2010: 2275.0%
More on Charleston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Charleston is a city in Mississippi County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,947 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Mississippi County. It is a home to a local correctional facility.

Neosho, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,983
% Native American: 1.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 173
Percent Change Since 2010: -37.99%
More on Neosho: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Neosho residents. Neosho lies on the western edge of the Ozarks.

Clinton, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,088
% Native American: 1.3%
# Of Native American Residents: 118
Percent Change Since 2010: 293.33%
More on Clinton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clinton is a city in Henry County, Missouri, United States. The population was 9,008 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Henry County.

Webb City, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,148
% Native American: 1.18%
# Of Native American Residents: 132
Percent Change Since 2010: -18.52%
More on Webb City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Webb City is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 10,996 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. Webb City also has a police department, a fire department, and animal control services.

Trenton, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,915
% Native American: 1.17%
# Of Native American Residents: 69
Percent Change Since 2010: 885.71%
More on Trenton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Trenton is a city in Grundy County, Missouri, United States. The population was 6,001 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Grundy County. The city claims to be the world’s largest producer of vienna sausages.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 13,480
% Native American: 1.04%
# Of Native American Residents: 140
Percent Change Since 2010: 233.33%
More on Grain Valley: Real Estate | Data

Grain Valley is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, in the United States. Grain Valley is located in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. It is approx. 23 miles east of Kansas City.

Kennett, MO

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 10,271
% Native American: 0.97%
# Of Native American Residents: 100
Percent Change Since 2010: 300.0%
More on Kennett: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kennett is a city in and the county seat of Dunklin County, Missouri, United States. The city is located in the southeast corner of Missouri, 4 miles east of Arkansas and 20 miles from the Mississippi River. It has a population of 10,932 according to the 2010 Census. It is the largest city in the Bootheel, a mostly agricultural area.

Warrensburg, MO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 19,890
% Native American: 0.96%
# Of Native American Residents: 190
Percent Change Since 2010: 126.19%
More on Warrensburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Warrensburg is a city in Johnson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 18,838 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Johnson County. The Warrensburg Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of Johnson County. It is home to the University of Central Missouri.

Aurora, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,431
% Native American: 0.94%
# Of Native American Residents: 70
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.38%
More on Aurora: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Aurora is a city in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. The population was 7,508 at the 2010 census.

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Missouri

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

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

  1. Lake St. Louis
  2. Excelsior Springs
  3. Ellisville

For more Missouri reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Missouri?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Joplin 1.74% 51,540
2 Charleston 1.65% 5,765
3 Neosho 1.44% 11,983
4 Clinton 1.3% 9,088
5 Webb City 1.18% 11,148
6 Trenton 1.17% 5,915
7 Grain Valley 1.04% 13,480
8 Kennett 0.97% 10,271
9 Warrensburg 0.96% 19,890
10 Aurora 0.94% 7,431
11 Cameron 0.94% 9,904
12 Chillicothe 0.91% 9,138
13 Raymore 0.87% 20,358
14 Gladstone 0.84% 26,738
15 Maplewood 0.76% 7,975
16 Park Hills 0.74% 8,592
17 Nixa 0.66% 20,757
18 Moberly 0.64% 13,775
19 Perryville 0.6% 8,366
20 Carthage 0.6% 14,280
21 Marshfield 0.59% 7,080
22 Boonville 0.57% 8,388
23 Sikeston 0.56% 16,482
24 Overland 0.56% 15,901
25 Nevada 0.52% 8,248
26 Springfield 0.51% 165,785
27 Bolivar 0.5% 10,654
28 University City 0.49% 34,922
29 Warrenton 0.48% 8,091
30 Wentzville 0.48% 35,768
31 Parkville 0.46% 6,326
32 Ferguson 0.44% 20,927
33 Independence 0.44% 117,369
34 Bonne Terre 0.42% 7,138
35 Maryville 0.41% 11,855
36 Branson 0.39% 11,228
37 Liberty 0.38% 30,602
38 Ladue 0.37% 8,591
39 Mexico 0.36% 11,528
40 Republic 0.35% 15,890
41 Jefferson City 0.34% 43,092
42 Dexter 0.33% 7,887
43 Lee’s Summit 0.33% 95,270
44 Carl Junction 0.32% 7,722
45 Florissant 0.32% 51,952
46 Rolla 0.3% 20,013
47 Farmington 0.3% 18,047
48 Kirksville 0.3% 17,519
49 Fulton 0.3% 12,807
50 Kansas City 0.29% 476,974
51 Creve Coeur 0.28% 18,259
52 Raytown 0.28% 29,334
53 Harrisonville 0.28% 10,025
54 Hannibal 0.28% 17,551
55 Richmond 0.25% 5,609
56 Cape Girardeau 0.25% 39,092
57 Smithville 0.25% 9,274
58 Blue Springs 0.23% 54,036
59 Arnold 0.23% 21,102
60 Odessa 0.23% 5,200
61 Brentwood 0.22% 8,025
62 St. Louis 0.22% 314,867
63 St. Joseph 0.21% 76,819
64 Lebanon 0.21% 14,610
65 Ozark 0.2% 19,091
66 Macon 0.2% 5,412
67 Sedalia 0.2% 21,477
68 Sunset Hills 0.2% 8,511
69 Maryland Heights 0.2% 27,246
70 De Soto 0.17% 6,399
71 Columbia 0.17% 118,620
72 Washington 0.16% 13,963
73 Ballwin 0.16% 30,388
74 St. Charles 0.14% 69,026
75 Wildwood 0.14% 35,524
76 Grandview 0.13% 25,226
77 Clayton 0.13% 16,214
78 Hazelwood 0.13% 25,505
79 Olivette 0.13% 7,830
80 Jennings 0.12% 14,743
81 Des Peres 0.12% 8,536
82 Festus 0.11% 11,910
83 Bridgeton 0.1% 11,712
84 Chesterfield 0.1% 47,660
85 Kearney 0.1% 9,469
86 Crestwood 0.09% 11,921
87 Belton 0.09% 23,299
88 O’fallon 0.09% 85,246
89 St. Peters 0.09% 56,375
90 Poplar Bluff 0.08% 17,112
91 St. Ann 0.07% 12,864
92 Webster Groves 0.07% 23,069
93 Kirkwood 0.07% 27,659
94 Marshall 0.02% 12,865
95 Jackson 0.01% 14,690
96 Weldon Spring 0.0% 5,534
97 Bellefontaine Neighbors 0.0% 10,751
98 Union 0.0% 11,041
99 Berkeley 0.0% 9,014
100 Troy 0.0% 11,505

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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