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 Montana 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 Montana is 64,251 – at 6.2% of the total population of Montana.
So, what how does the Native American population stratify across Montana? Which cities and towns in Montana have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?
Which city in Montana had the largest Native American population?
Lame Deer took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Montana for 2019. 93.24% of Lame Deer identify as Native American.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana.
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 2,000 people. That left us with 49 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 93.24% 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. Lame Deer took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Lolo was the least Native American city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Montana 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.
Havre is the county seat and largest town in Hill County, Montana, in the United States. It is said to be named after the city of Le Havre in France. As of the 2010 census the population was 9,310, and in 2016 the estimated population was 9,846.
Lockwood is a census-designated place in Yellowstone County, Montana, United States. Lockwood had the largest growth rate in the state of Montana with 57.8% growth since 2000. The 2010 census put Lockwood-s population at 6,797. Lockwood is a suburb of Billings and is the second largest community in the Billings Metropolitan Area. Annexation of Lockwood to Billings has been studied; however, the June 2009 Billings City Council Annexation Plan states that the city has no plans to annex Lockwood in the foreseeable future.
There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Montana
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Montana according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Montana:
- Montana City
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What Are The Most Native American Places In Montana?
|Rank||City||% Native American|
|15||Helena Valley Northeast||3.71%|
|21||Helena Valley Southeast||2.01%|
|25||Helena Valley Northwest||1.82%|
|30||Anaconda-Deer Lodge County||1.35%|
|37||Helena Valley West Central||0.82%|