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 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?
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.
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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*
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 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 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.
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.
Joshua is a city in Johnson County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,910 at the 2010 census.
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.
The population was 5,551 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Cherokee County.
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 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.
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:
- Port Isabel
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What Are The Most Native American Places In Texas?
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