10 Cities In New York With The Largest Native American Population For 2019


We used data and science to determine the cities in New York 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 New York 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 New York 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 New York is 45,623 – at 0.2% of the total population of New York.

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

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

  1. Salamanca (Photos)
  2. Oneida (Photos)
  3. Massena (Photos)
  4. Niagara Falls (Photos)
  5. Warwick (Photos)
  6. Ballston Spa (Photos)
  7. Williston Park (Photos)
  8. Great Neck Plaza
  9. Monroe (Photos)
  10. Watertown (Photos)

Which city in New York had the largest Native American population?

Salamanca took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in New York for 2019. 16.36% of Salamanca identify as Native American.

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

To see where New York 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 New York or the most diverse places in New York.

For more New York reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In New York 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 New York.

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 164 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 16.36% 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. Salamanca took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Mamaroneck was the least Native American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in New York 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.

Salamanca, NY

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/10

Population: 5,594
% Native American: 16.36%
# Of Native American Residents: 915
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.95%
More on Salamanca: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Salamanca is a city in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States, inside the Allegany Indian Reservation, one of two governed by the Seneca Nation of New York. The population was 5,815 at the 2010 census. It was named after Jos de Salamanca, a Spanish nobleman and cabinet minister of the mid-19th century.

Oneida, NY

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Population: 11,120
% Native American: 2.29%
# Of Native American Residents: 255
Percent Change Since 2010: 400.0%
More on Oneida: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oneida is a city in Madison County located west of Oneida Castle and east of Canastota, New York, United States. The population was 11,390 at the 2010 census. The city, like both Oneida County and the nearby silver and china maker, was named for the Oneida tribe, which had a large territory here around Oneida Lake during the colonial period.

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Massena, NY

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5
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Population: 10,839
% Native American: 1.75%
# Of Native American Residents: 190
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.25%
More on Massena: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Massena is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. Massena is located along the northern border of the county, just south of the St. Lawrence River and the Canada-US border. The population was 12,883 at the 2010 census. The town of Massena contains a village also named Massena. The town and its village are named after Andr Massna, a general and Marshal of France during the Napoleonic Wars.

Niagara Falls, NY

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Population: 48,976
% Native American: 1.41%
# Of Native American Residents: 693
Percent Change Since 2010: 73.68%
More on Niagara Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Niagara Falls is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 50,193, down from the 55,593 recorded in the 2000 census. It is adjacent to the Niagara River, across from the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and named after the famed Niagara Falls which they share. The city is within the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Western New York region.

Review Of New York by HomeSnacks User

I love visiting Niagara Falls, NY. The scenes of the falls along with the Niagara River are just amazing. There is so much to do for free, and with the casino, the aquarium, hiking trails, and so much more nearby, it’s a perfect getaway.

The fireworks every night are wonderful. I also loved the aquarium; it’s small, but the sea lion show is really cool. Just walking along the Niagara River and on Goat Island and the Three Sisters Islands is really cool.

Warwick, NY

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6
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Population: 6,801
% Native American: 1.41%
# Of Native American Residents: 96
Percent Change Since 2010: 140.0%
More on Warwick: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Warwick is a town in the southwest part of Orange County, New York, in the United States. Its population was 32,065 at the 2010 census. The town contains three villages and eight hamlets. Warwick is the home of the annual Applefest, the Summer Arts Festival, The Black Dirt Feast, the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, and other events and festivals.

Ballston Spa, NY

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6
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Population: 5,278
% Native American: 1.36%
# Of Native American Residents: 72
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Ballston Spa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ballston Spa is a village in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 5,556 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Saratoga County. The village is named after Rev. Eliphalet Ball, a Congregationalist clergyman and an early settler. The village lies on the border of two towns and is partly in the Town of Ballston and partly in the Town of Milton. The village is southwest of Saratoga Springs.

Williston Park, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 7,334
% Native American: 1.21%
# Of Native American Residents: 89
Percent Change Since 2010: 423.53%
More on Williston Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Williston Park is an incorporated village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 7,287 at the 2010 census.

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7
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Population: 6,964
% Native American: 1.08%
# Of Native American Residents: 75
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Great Neck Plaza: Real Estate | Data

Great Neck Plaza is a village in the town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 6,707 at the 2010 census.

Monroe, NY

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7
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Population: 8,579
% Native American: 0.98%
# Of Native American Residents: 84
Percent Change Since 2010: 425.0%
More on Monroe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Monroe is a town in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 39,912 at the 2010 census. The town is named after President James Monroe.

Watertown, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 26,437
% Native American: 0.86%
# Of Native American Residents: 228
Percent Change Since 2010: 686.21%
More on Watertown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. It is situated approximately 20 miles south of the Thousand Islands. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 27,023, an increase of 1.2% since 2000. The U.S. Army post Fort Drum is near the city.

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across New York

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

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

  1. Mamaroneck
  2. Rockville Centre
  3. Mineola

For more New York reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In New York?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Salamanca 16.36% 5,594
2 Oneida 2.29% 11,120
3 Massena 1.75% 10,839
4 Niagara Falls 1.41% 48,976
5 Warwick 1.41% 6,801
6 Ballston Spa 1.36% 5,278
7 Williston Park 1.21% 7,334
8 Great Neck Plaza 1.08% 6,964
9 Monroe 0.98% 8,579
10 Watertown 0.86% 26,437
11 Rye 0.75% 16,004
12 Solvay 0.75% 6,438
13 Syracuse 0.73% 144,405
14 Tonawanda 0.7% 14,992
15 Potsdam 0.7% 9,710
16 North Syracuse 0.65% 6,719
17 Saranac Lake 0.65% 5,670
18 Williamsville 0.65% 5,263
19 Ogdensburg 0.62% 10,851
20 Batavia 0.6% 14,868
21 Olean 0.59% 13,911
22 Canton 0.58% 6,553
23 Manorhaven 0.56% 6,627
24 Dunkirk 0.51% 12,064
25 Beacon 0.51% 14,279
26 Canandaigua 0.51% 10,402
27 Croton-On-Hudson 0.5% 8,257
28 Jamestown 0.45% 30,094
29 Schenectady 0.45% 65,705
30 Fulton 0.44% 11,509
31 Patchogue 0.44% 12,425
32 North Tonawanda 0.43% 30,752
33 Buffalo 0.39% 259,574
34 Malone 0.38% 5,752
35 Harrison 0.36% 28,319
36 Cohoes 0.36% 16,574
37 Mount Vernon 0.33% 68,671
38 Gloversville 0.33% 15,052
39 East Rochester 0.33% 6,646
40 Hempstead 0.32% 55,698
41 Port Jervis 0.32% 8,670
42 Peekskill 0.32% 24,111
43 Lancaster 0.3% 10,207
44 Herkimer 0.3% 7,361
45 Baldwinsville 0.29% 7,532
46 Bayville 0.28% 6,752
47 Glen Cove 0.28% 27,376
48 Utica 0.27% 61,114
49 Newburgh 0.27% 28,444
50 Dobbs Ferry 0.26% 11,141
51 Glens Falls 0.26% 14,428
52 Poughkeepsie 0.26% 30,505
53 Ithaca 0.25% 30,720
54 Auburn 0.25% 26,962
55 Kiryas Joel 0.23% 22,794
56 Kenmore 0.22% 15,319
57 Rochester 0.22% 209,463
58 Endicott 0.22% 12,980
59 New Square 0.21% 7,995
60 Binghamton 0.21% 45,964
61 Hornell 0.2% 8,332
62 Colonie 0.2% 7,856
63 Rye Brook 0.19% 9,543
64 New York 0.18% 8,560,072
65 Farmingdale 0.16% 8,719
66 Plattsburgh 0.15% 19,734
67 Elmira 0.14% 28,302
68 Albany 0.14% 98,498
69 Lackawanna 0.13% 18,012
70 Rome 0.13% 32,589
71 Geneva 0.12% 13,048
72 Scotia 0.12% 7,775
73 White Plains 0.11% 58,404
74 Ilion 0.11% 7,930
75 Middletown 0.11% 27,729
76 Oneonta 0.11% 13,932
77 Oswego 0.11% 17,723
78 Bath 0.11% 5,611
79 Rensselaer 0.11% 9,375
80 Airmont 0.1% 8,869
81 Hudson 0.09% 6,452
82 Newark 0.09% 9,029
83 Long Beach 0.09% 33,657
84 Geneseo 0.09% 8,151
85 Brockport 0.08% 8,415
86 East Aurora 0.08% 6,230
87 Depew 0.08% 15,283
88 Yonkers 0.07% 200,999
89 Malverne 0.07% 8,583
90 Amityville 0.06% 9,513
91 Kingston 0.06% 23,419
92 New Rochelle 0.05% 79,877
93 Lockport 0.05% 20,676
94 Fredonia 0.05% 10,695
95 Troy 0.04% 49,826
96 Massapequa Park 0.04% 17,223
97 Port Chester 0.04% 29,623
98 Lindenhurst 0.04% 27,257
99 Johnson City 0.03% 14,728
100 Ossining 0.03% 25,386

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