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


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our first time ranking the cities in Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas is 65,883 – at 0.2% of the total population of Texas.

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

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

  1. Commerce (Photos)
  2. Freeport (Photos)
  3. Denison (Photos)
  4. Joshua
  5. Terrell (Photos)
  6. Rusk
  7. Bellmead (Photos)
  8. Childress (Photos)
  9. Borger (Photos)
  10. Wake Village

Which city in Texas had the largest Native American population?

Commerce took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Texas for 2019. 3.27% of Commerce identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Texas reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Texas 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 Texas.

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 328 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 3.27% 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. Commerce took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Yoakum was the least Native American city.

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

Commerce, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,847
% Native American: 3.27%
# Of Native American Residents: 289
Percent Change Since 2010: 932.14%
More on Commerce: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Commerce is a Texas city located in Hunt County, Texas, United States, situated on the eastern edge of North Texas, in the heart of the Texas Blackland Prairies, and the northeastern part of the DallasOklahoma border. Commerce is the second largest city in Hunt County with a population of 8,599 residents as of 2014. The rural city is home to Texas A&M University-Commerce, a major 4-year University of over 12,000 students that has been in the town since 1894. Commerce is one of the smallest college towns in Texas.

Freeport, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,082
% Native American: 2.81%
# Of Native American Residents: 339
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Freeport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Freeport is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States, located on the Gulf of Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,049, down from 12,708 in 2000.

Review Of Texas by Zionk9 Chappy

Lol I live in Freeport. 25 making 6 figures I’d say I’m doing well plus the beach is 5 mins away

Denison, TX

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 23,342
% Native American: 1.73%
# Of Native American Residents: 403
Percent Change Since 2010: -14.8%
More on Denison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Denison is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. It is 75 miles north of Dallas. The population was 22,682 at the 2010 census. Denison is part of the Texoma region and is one of two principal cities in the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area. Denision is known as the birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,800
% Native American: 1.71%
# Of Native American Residents: 116
Percent Change Since 2010: 866.67%
More on Joshua: Real Estate | Data

Joshua is a city in Johnson County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,910 at the 2010 census.

Terrell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 16,997
% Native American: 1.39%
# Of Native American Residents: 237
Percent Change Since 2010: 507.69%
More on Terrell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Terrell is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 15,816. Terrell is located 32 miles east of Dallas.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,543
% Native American: 1.21%
# Of Native American Residents: 67
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Rusk: Real Estate | Data

The population was 5,551 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Cherokee County.

Bellmead, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 10,315
% Native American: 1.17%
# Of Native American Residents: 121
Percent Change Since 2010: 348.15%
More on Bellmead: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Review Of Texas by HomeSnacks User

I’m from bellmead/ lacylakeview area..and its never seemed dangerous..I bought a house here..But people are throwed off here..and they ain’t scared..got heart for sure’

Childress, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,007
% Native American: 1.13%
# Of Native American Residents: 68
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Childress: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Childress is a city in Childress County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,905 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Childress County.

Borger, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,919
% Native American: 1.1%
# Of Native American Residents: 142
Percent Change Since 2010: -24.87%
More on Borger: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Borger is the largest city in Hutchinson County, Texas, United States. The population was 13,251 at the 2010 census. Borger is named for businessman Asa Philip ‘Ace’ Borger, who also established the Hutchinson County seat of Stinnett and several other small towns in Texas and Oklahoma.

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,448
% Native American: 1.05%
# Of Native American Residents: 57
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Wake Village: Real Estate | Data

Wake Village is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Texarkana, Texas. It is part of the Texarkana, Texas – Texarkana, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,492 at the 2010 census.

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Texas

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

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

  1. Yoakum
  2. Edna
  3. Port Isabel

For more Texas reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Texas?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Commerce 3.27% 8,847
2 Freeport 2.81% 12,082
3 Denison 1.73% 23,342
4 Joshua 1.71% 6,800
5 Terrell 1.39% 16,997
6 Rusk 1.21% 5,543
7 Bellmead 1.17% 10,315
8 Childress 1.13% 6,007
9 Borger 1.1% 12,919
10 Wake Village 1.05% 5,448
11 Burnet 0.97% 6,155
12 Socorro 0.97% 33,587
13 Kermit 0.97% 6,405
14 Liberty 0.95% 8,988
15 White Oak 0.91% 6,367
16 Burkburnett 0.9% 11,100
17 Gainesville 0.85% 16,141
18 Pampa 0.85% 18,034
19 Big Spring 0.84% 28,257
20 Richland Hills 0.83% 8,036
21 Sherman 0.83% 40,543
22 Stephenville 0.82% 19,929
23 White Settlement 0.8% 17,135
24 Glenn Heights 0.79% 12,257
25 Beeville 0.78% 13,117
26 Dalhart 0.76% 8,596
27 Levelland 0.75% 13,752
28 Prosper 0.74% 17,107
29 Iowa Park 0.72% 6,363
30 Anna 0.7% 11,318
31 Vernon 0.69% 10,765
32 Keene 0.67% 6,266
33 Hitchcock 0.66% 7,633
34 Greenville 0.64% 26,403
35 Hurst 0.64% 38,813
36 Humble 0.63% 15,736
37 Bastrop 0.62% 8,164
38 Weatherford 0.62% 28,817
39 Watauga 0.61% 24,391
40 Bridge City 0.59% 7,972
41 Texarkana 0.58% 37,222
42 Woodway 0.57% 8,719
43 Pecos 0.57% 9,552
44 Lago Vista 0.56% 6,583
45 Copperas Cove 0.56% 32,844
46 Aransas Pass 0.55% 8,343
47 Dickinson 0.55% 19,874
48 Abilene 0.54% 122,762
49 Highland Village 0.54% 16,168
50 Friendswood 0.51% 38,811
51 Livingston 0.51% 5,074
52 Crowley 0.51% 14,866
53 Perryton 0.5% 9,351
54 Coppell 0.49% 41,138
55 Wichita Falls 0.49% 104,621
56 Sweetwater 0.48% 10,740
57 Athens 0.48% 12,653
58 Clute 0.48% 11,414
59 Littlefield 0.48% 6,058
60 Brenham 0.48% 16,616
61 Southlake 0.47% 30,090
62 Vidor 0.46% 10,862
63 Mount Pleasant 0.45% 16,069
64 Ingleside 0.44% 9,898
65 Port Arthur 0.44% 55,177
66 Monahans 0.44% 7,526
67 Uvalde 0.44% 16,256
68 Mineral Wells 0.44% 15,341
69 Belton 0.43% 20,635
70 Paris 0.41% 24,801
71 Galveston 0.4% 49,706
72 North Richland Hills 0.39% 69,039
73 Cleburne 0.39% 29,595
74 Grapevine 0.38% 51,733
75 Sulphur Springs 0.37% 15,849
76 Dumas 0.37% 14,775
77 Burleson 0.37% 43,296
78 Seagoville 0.36% 16,089
79 Denton 0.36% 131,097
80 Midlothian 0.35% 22,615
81 Murphy 0.35% 20,361
82 Wylie 0.35% 47,855
83 Bedford 0.35% 49,082
84 Los Fresnos 0.34% 7,588
85 Huntsville 0.34% 40,727
86 Hereford 0.34% 15,003
87 Keller 0.34% 45,357
88 Midland 0.34% 131,286
89 Amarillo 0.33% 197,823
90 Converse 0.33% 21,919
91 Lakeway 0.32% 14,147
92 Palestine 0.32% 18,318
93 Mckinney 0.32% 164,760
94 Saginaw 0.31% 22,120
95 Lubbock 0.31% 247,323
96 Garland 0.31% 235,965
97 Lumberton 0.31% 12,449
98 Plano 0.3% 281,566
99 Mesquite 0.3% 144,118
100 The Colony 0.3% 41,388

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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