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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania is 14,315 – at 0.1% of the total population of Pennsylvania.

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

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

  1. Stroudsburg (Photos)
  2. Northampton (Photos)
  3. Waynesboro (Photos)
  4. Milton (Photos)
  5. Punxsutawney (Photos)
  6. Brentwood (Photos)
  7. Vandergrift (Photos)
  8. Clearfield (Photos)
  9. Lansdale (Photos)
  10. St. Marys (Photos)

Which city in Pennsylvania had the largest Native American population?

Stroudsburg took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Pennsylvania for 2019. 2.68% of Stroudsburg identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

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 186 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 2.68% 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. Stroudsburg took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Palmerton was the least Native American city.

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

Stroudsburg, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,491
% Native American: 2.68%
# Of Native American Residents: 147
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Stroudsburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Stroudsburg is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is in the state’s Poconos region, approximately five miles from the Delaware Water Gap, at the confluence of the Brodhead, McMichaels and Pocono Creeks. It is in northeastern Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Monroe County. Stroudsburg is part of the East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn is part of the New York combined statistical area.

Northampton, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,888
% Native American: 1.11%
# Of Native American Residents: 110
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Northampton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Northampton is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The borough is located in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, Northampton’s population was 9,926.

Waynesboro, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,793
% Native American: 1.11%
# Of Native American Residents: 120
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Waynesboro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Waynesboro is a borough in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, on the southern border of the state. Waynesboro is in the Cumberland Valley between Hagerstown, Maryland, and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. It is part of Chambersburg, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. It is 2 miles north of the Mason-Dixon line and close to Camp David and the Raven Rock Mountain Complex.

Milton, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,926
% Native American: 0.85%
# Of Native American Residents: 59
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milton is a borough in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, on the West Branch Susquehanna River, 50 miles north of Harrisburg. It is about 10 miles upriver from the mouth of the West Branch Susquehanna River and about 30 miles downriver of Williamsport.

Punxsutawney, PA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,848
% Native American: 0.63%
# Of Native American Residents: 37
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.91%
More on Punxsutawney: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Punxsutawney ; Lenape: Punkwsutnay) is a borough in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States, 84 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Brentwood, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,528
% Native American: 0.63%
# Of Native American Residents: 60
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Brentwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brentwood is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 9,643 at the 2010 census.

Vandergrift, PA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,037
% Native American: 0.56%
# Of Native American Residents: 28
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Vandergrift: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Vandergrift is a borough in Westmoreland County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, approximately 30 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Early in the 20th century, it had the largest sheet steel mill in the world.

Clearfield, PA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,012
% Native American: 0.45%
# Of Native American Residents: 27
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Clearfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clearfield is a borough and second most populous community in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States, behind DuBois. Clearfield is also the county seat of Clearfield County. As of the 2010 census the population was 6,215 people. The borough is part of the DuBois, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the larger State College-DuBois, PA Combined Statistical Area. The settled area surrounding the borough consists of the nearby census-designated places of Hyde and Plymptonville, which combined with Clearfield have a population of approximately 8,595 people.

Lansdale, PA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 16,506
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 72
Percent Change Since 2010: 227.27%
More on Lansdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lansdale is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 28 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Early in the 20th century, its industries included agricultural implement works, a canning factory, foundries, brickyards, a silk mill, and manufacturers of cigars, stoves, shirts, rope, iron drain pipe, and glue. In 1900, 2,754 people lived here; in 1910, 3,551; and in 1940, 9,316 people were inhabitants of Lansdale. The population was 16,269 at the time of the 2010 census.

St. Marys, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,603
% Native American: 0.43%
# Of Native American Residents: 54
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on St. Marys: Real Estate | Data | Photos

St. Marys is a city in Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 13,070 at the 2010 census. Originally a small town inhabited by mostly Bavarian Roman Catholics, it was founded December 8, 1842. It is home to Straub Brewery and the first Benedictine convent in the United States. In 1992, the borough of St. Marys absorbed the surrounding township of Benzinger and incorporated as a city.

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Pennsylvania

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

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

  1. Palmerton
  2. Morrisville
  3. Mount Joy

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Pennsylvania?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Stroudsburg 2.68% 5,491
2 Northampton 1.11% 9,888
3 Waynesboro 1.11% 10,793
4 Milton 0.85% 6,926
5 Punxsutawney 0.63% 5,848
6 Brentwood 0.63% 9,528
7 Vandergrift 0.56% 5,037
8 Clearfield 0.45% 6,012
9 Lansdale 0.44% 16,506
10 St. Marys 0.43% 12,603
11 Chambersburg 0.43% 20,640
12 South Williamsport 0.42% 6,252
13 New Holland 0.4% 5,445
14 Souderton 0.4% 6,813
15 Franklin Park 0.38% 14,301
16 Bridgeville 0.37% 5,091
17 Ambridge 0.35% 6,853
18 Indiana 0.31% 13,690
19 Crafton 0.31% 5,887
20 New Brighton 0.31% 5,889
21 Lock Haven 0.3% 9,540
22 Erie 0.3% 98,970
23 Connellsville 0.3% 7,454
24 Clifton Heights 0.28% 6,688
25 Emmaus 0.28% 11,360
26 Media 0.28% 5,346
27 Bellefonte 0.27% 6,282
28 Mount Carmel 0.26% 5,724
29 Collegeville 0.25% 5,221
30 Whitehall 0.25% 13,828
31 Shamokin 0.22% 7,165
32 Wilkinsburg 0.22% 15,748
33 Old Forge 0.21% 8,090
34 Lititz 0.2% 9,269
35 Pott 0.2% 22,715
36 Chester 0.19% 34,102
37 Philadelphia 0.19% 1,569,657
38 Conshohocken 0.19% 7,985
39 Norwood 0.19% 5,896
40 Lewi 0.18% 8,264
41 Allentown 0.17% 120,128
42 Butler 0.17% 13,292
43 Dubois 0.17% 7,556
44 Pottsville 0.17% 13,827
45 Ephrata 0.16% 13,785
46 Greenville 0.16% 5,717
47 Glenolden 0.15% 7,167
48 West View 0.15% 6,698
49 Mechanicsburg 0.14% 9,016
50 State College 0.14% 42,224
51 Mckeesport 0.14% 19,488
52 Warren 0.13% 9,333
53 West Chester 0.13% 19,698
54 New Cumberland 0.12% 7,305
55 Scranton 0.12% 76,624
56 Bellevue 0.12% 8,269
57 Millersville 0.12% 8,366
58 Dickson City 0.12% 5,903
59 Pittsburgh 0.11% 305,012
60 White Oak 0.1% 7,774
61 Tamaqua 0.1% 6,841
62 Camp Hill 0.1% 7,906
63 Ridley Park 0.1% 7,035
64 Carlisle 0.1% 19,113
65 East Stroudsburg 0.1% 10,149
66 Aliquippa 0.1% 9,173
67 Wilkes-Barre 0.1% 40,887
68 York 0.1% 44,058
69 Yeadon 0.1% 11,523
70 New Kensington 0.09% 12,679
71 Oil City 0.09% 10,101
72 Kingston 0.08% 12,959
73 Lansdowne 0.08% 10,641
74 Hermitage 0.08% 15,901
75 Ellwood City 0.08% 7,998
76 Harrisburg 0.07% 49,278
77 Dormont 0.07% 8,488
78 Hollidaysburg 0.07% 5,755
79 Bethlehem 0.07% 75,240
80 Plymouth 0.07% 5,863
81 Canonsburg 0.07% 8,913
82 Johnstown 0.07% 19,967
83 West Mifflin 0.05% 20,075
84 Duquesne 0.05% 5,544
85 Meadville 0.05% 13,105
86 Coatesville 0.05% 13,169
87 Dunmore 0.05% 13,412
88 Plum 0.05% 27,390
89 Lancaster 0.05% 59,556
90 Williamsport 0.05% 28,938
91 Edinboro 0.05% 6,206
92 Norri 0.05% 34,556
93 Swissvale 0.05% 8,881
94 Carnegie 0.04% 7,935
95 Carbondale 0.03% 8,625
96 Lewisburg 0.03% 5,753
97 Greensburg 0.03% 14,476
98 Collingdale 0.03% 8,800
99 Middl 0.03% 9,098
100 Baldwin 0.03% 19,743

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