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 Utah 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 Utah is 28,210 – at 0.9% of the total population of Utah.
So, what how does the Native American population stratify across Utah? Which cities and towns in Utah have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?
Which city in Utah had the largest Native American population?
Roosevelt took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Utah for 2019. 5.52% of Roosevelt identify as Native American.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Utah 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 Utah 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 Utah.
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 82 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 5.52% 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. Roosevelt took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Alpine was the least Native American city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Utah 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.
Roosevelt is a city in Duchesne County, Utah, United States. The population was 6,046 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 6,777 in 2014.
Enoch is a mostly rural and agricultural city in Iron County, Utah, United States, and is located approximately 6 miles northeast of Cedar City in the northeast of Cedar Valley. The population was 5,803 at the 2010 census.
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250 miles south of Salt Lake City, and 180 miles north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. It is the home of Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Utah Summer Games, the Neil Simon Theatre Festival, and other events. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 28,857. In 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated Cedar City’s population to be 29,213.
Richfield is a city in and the county seat of Sevier County, Utah, in the United States, and is the largest city in southern-central Utah.
Hurricane is a city in Washington County, Utah and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area. Its population was 13,748 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Along with several other areas of southwestern Utah, the Hurricane area has seen a large population growth since the 1970s, and it has blended in with neighboring St. George.
South Salt Lake is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States and is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,617 at the 2010 census.
Hooper is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States, first called Muskrat Springs and later Hooperville for Captain William Henry Hooper, an early Utah delegate to Congress. The population was 7,218 at the 2010 census, up from the 2000 figure of 3,926. Prior to the city’s incorporation on November 30, 2000, Hooper was an unincorporated census-designated place.
Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175 miles east of Salt Lake City and 20 miles west of the Colorado border. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 9,089. The population has since grown to 10,844 as of the 2014 population estimate.
Tooele too-EL-) is a city in Tooele County in the U.S. state of Utah. The population was 22,502 at the 2000 census, and 32,115 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Tooele County. About 30 minutes southwest of Salt Lake City, Tooele is known for Tooele Army Depot, for its views of the nearby Oquirrh Mountains and the Great Salt Lake.
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340. Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,423,912 as of 2014. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin.
man, I live in salt lake city, Utah and was thinking of moving to indianapolis but s**t… racism seems like a big deal over there
it’s just too expensive here, can’t buy a decent home for less than 250,townhouse or 300 with a yard that not even landscapes but see.s like ppl are into the black and white s**t still over there.. I’m mixed. I was there last month didn’t see much Hispanics but wasn’t there too long. also, don’t want my kid going to a school where she feels like she’s less than because she’s brown.. maybe I’ll just stay my brown a*s right here in Salt lake, after all we make the top places to live and for jobs all the time. just too expensive now!
There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Utah
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Utah according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Utah:
- South Weber
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What Are The Most Native American Places In Utah?
|Rank||City||% Native American|
|6||South Salt Lake||1.7%|
|10||Salt Lake City||1.09%|
|14||West Valley City||0.88%|
|27||North Salt Lake||0.49%|