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 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?
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.
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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*
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 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 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 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 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 ; Lenape: Punkwsutnay) is a borough in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States, 84 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
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 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 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 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 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:
- Mount Joy
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What Are The Most Native American Places In Pennsylvania?
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