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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin is 45,947 – at 0.8% of the total population of Wisconsin.

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

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

  1. Shawano (Photos)
  2. Hobart (Photos)
  3. Ashland (Photos)
  4. Green Bay (Photos)
  5. Allouez (Photos)
  6. Rhinelander (Photos)
  7. De Pere (Photos)
  8. Ashwaubenon
  9. Superior (Photos)
  10. Neenah (Photos)

Which city in Wisconsin had the largest Native American population?

Shawano took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Wisconsin for 2019. 10.83% of Shawano identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

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 136 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 10.83% 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. Shawano took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Milton was the least Native American city.

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

Shawano, WI

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8
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Population: 9,052
% Native American: 10.83%
# Of Native American Residents: 980
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.87%
More on Shawano: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Shawano is a city in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 9,305 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Shawano County.

Hobart, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,178
% Native American: 10.63%
# Of Native American Residents: 869
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.13%
More on Hobart: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hobart is a village in Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 6,182 at the 2010 census. Hobart is a part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area. A small portion of the village is part of the unincorporated census-designated place given the name of Oneida, Wisconsin. Most of the CDP is located within the Town of Oneida in Outagamie County, Wisconsin. This CDP is an entity created solely for statistic purposes.

Ashland, WI

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6
/10

Population: 7,997
% Native American: 7.34%
# Of Native American Residents: 587
Percent Change Since 2010: -10.65%
More on Ashland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ashland is a city in Ashland and Bayfield counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The city is a port on Lake Superior, near the head of Chequamegon Bay. The population was 8,216 at the 2010 census, all of which resided in the Ashland County portion of the city. The decently-sized unpopulated Bayfield County portion is located in the city’s southwest, bordered by the easternmost part of the Town of Eileen.

Green Bay, WI

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7
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Population: 104,796
% Native American: 3.15%
# Of Native American Residents: 3,302
Percent Change Since 2010: -19.42%
More on Green Bay: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Green Bay is a city in and the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, at the head of Green Bay, a sub-basin of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Fox River. It is 581 feet above sea level and 112 miles north of Milwaukee. The population was 104,057 at the 2010 census. Green Bay is the third-largest city in the state of Wisconsin, after Milwaukee and Madison, and the third-largest city on Lake Michigan’s west shore, after Chicago and Milwaukee. Green Bay is home to the National Football League team Green Bay Packers.

Review Of Wisconsin by HomeSnacks User

The main attraction in this small city is Lambeau Field, home to the Green Bay Packers. Surrounding it are many fine restaurants and places to grab a beer. Visitors can shop at the Pro Shop and have fun at the Packer Hall of Fame.

The people here are very friendly, even if you’re wearing gear from some other NFL team!

Allouez, WI

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7.5
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Population: 13,898
% Native American: 2.1%
# Of Native American Residents: 292
Percent Change Since 2010: 135.48%
More on Allouez: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Allouez is a village in Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 13,975 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Rhinelander, WI

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6
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Population: 7,501
% Native American: 2.09%
# Of Native American Residents: 157
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.25%
More on Rhinelander: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rhinelander is a city in and the county seat of Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 7,798 at the 2010 census.

Review Of Wisconsin by HomeSnacks User

I’ve lived in Rhinelander all my life and loved every second of it. If you want to rank cities based on crime and unemployment then have it, but those aren’t the deciding factors for whether it’s a terrible place to live. If you don’t believe me, ask the journal sentinel what they think of Rhinelander: http:m.jsonline.comwisconsin-travel/268294472.htm-

De Pere, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 24,695
% Native American: 2.02%
# Of Native American Residents: 500
Percent Change Since 2010: 240.14%
More on De Pere: Real Estate | Data | Photos

De Pere is a city located in Brown County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 23,800 at the 2010 census. De Pere is a suburb of Green Bay and is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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8.5
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Population: 17,141
% Native American: 1.91%
# Of Native American Residents: 328
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.2%
More on Ashwaubenon: Real Estate | Data

Ashwaubenon is a village in Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 16,963 at the 2010 census. A suburb of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Ashwaubenon is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area. Part of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is in Ashwaubenon.

Superior, WI

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6
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Population: 26,473
% Native American: 1.79%
# Of Native American Residents: 475
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.48%
More on Superior: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Superior is a city in, and the county seat of, Douglas County in the state of Wisconsin. The population was 27,244 at the 2010 census. Located at the junction of U.S. Highway 2 and U.S. Highway 53, it is immediately north of and adjacent to both the Village of Superior and the Town of Superior. Its neighborhoods include Billings Park, North End, South Superior, Central Park, East End, Allouez, and Itasca. Billings Park, South Superior, East End, and North End each have small business districts.

Review Of Wisconsin by Morgan Olive

There are barely any crimes in Superior. I live in superior and I haven’t heard of a crime ever. Lies

Neenah, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,821
% Native American: 1.61%
# Of Native American Residents: 415
Percent Change Since 2010: 306.86%
More on Neenah: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Neenah is a city in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, in the north central United States. It is situated on the banks of Lake Winnebago, Little Lake Butte des Morts, and the Fox River, approximately forty miles southwest of Green Bay.

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Wisconsin

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

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

  1. Milton
  2. Richland Center
  3. Plymouth

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Wisconsin?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Shawano 10.83% 9,052
2 Hobart 10.63% 8,178
3 Ashland 7.34% 7,997
4 Green Bay 3.15% 104,796
5 Allouez 2.1% 13,898
6 Rhinelander 2.09% 7,501
7 De Pere 2.02% 24,695
8 Ashwaubenon 1.91% 17,141
9 Superior 1.79% 26,473
10 Neenah 1.61% 25,821
11 Reedsburg 1.45% 9,480
12 Sturtevant 1.4% 6,977
13 Beaver Dam 1.4% 16,346
14 Kaukauna 1.26% 15,883
15 Portage 1.18% 10,321
16 Antigo 1.15% 7,817
17 Howard 1.13% 19,121
18 Menasha 1.03% 17,945
19 Tomah 0.99% 9,347
20 West Allis 0.95% 60,546
21 Waupaca 0.91% 5,942
22 Rice Lake 0.84% 8,302
23 Caledonia 0.82% 24,803
24 Fond Du Lac 0.79% 42,910
25 Prairie Du Chien 0.77% 5,715
26 Oak Creek 0.74% 35,588
27 Brown Deer 0.74% 12,076
28 Deforest 0.71% 9,663
29 Stevens Point 0.71% 26,526
30 Two Rivers 0.63% 11,305
31 Bellevue 0.6% 15,373
32 Appleton 0.6% 73,832
33 St. Francis 0.59% 9,532
34 New Richmond 0.58% 8,761
35 Port Washington 0.58% 11,589
36 Greenfield 0.58% 37,082
37 Ripon 0.54% 7,738
38 Platteville 0.54% 12,194
39 Baraboo 0.5% 12,080
40 Weston 0.49% 15,068
41 Wausau 0.45% 38,934
42 Cudahy 0.44% 18,350
43 Delavan 0.44% 8,383
44 Marinette 0.44% 10,729
45 Waupun 0.43% 11,277
46 Milwaukee 0.43% 599,086
47 Eau Claire 0.43% 67,945
48 Franklin 0.43% 36,295
49 Kenosha 0.42% 99,623
50 Greendale 0.41% 14,293
51 Manitowoc 0.39% 32,939
52 Berlin 0.39% 5,423
53 Whitefish Bay 0.38% 14,099
54 Hartland 0.36% 9,218
55 South Milwaukee 0.35% 21,185
56 La Crosse 0.35% 51,928
57 Fitchburg 0.34% 27,914
58 Oregon 0.32% 10,033
59 Twin Lakes 0.31% 6,040
60 Mequon 0.31% 23,787
61 Shorewood 0.3% 13,367
62 Racine 0.29% 77,740
63 Hartford 0.29% 14,552
64 Chippewa Falls 0.29% 13,920
65 Hales Corners 0.29% 7,704
66 Madison 0.28% 248,856
67 Little Chute 0.27% 11,006
68 Oshkosh 0.27% 66,649
69 Glendale 0.26% 12,868
70 Wauwatosa 0.25% 47,687
71 Sparta 0.24% 9,621
72 Mount Pleasant 0.23% 26,300
73 Kimberly 0.22% 6,718
74 Beloit 0.22% 36,733
75 Mukwonago 0.22% 7,644
76 Suamico 0.22% 12,222
77 Monroe 0.22% 10,688
78 Middleton 0.21% 18,951
79 Fort Atkinson 0.21% 12,429
80 Jackson 0.2% 6,942
81 Edgerton 0.2% 5,496
82 Menomonie 0.2% 16,222
83 Pewaukee 0.19% 14,112
84 Marshfield 0.19% 18,326
85 River Falls 0.17% 15,256
86 Rothschild 0.17% 5,292
87 Waukesha 0.17% 72,173
88 Holmen 0.17% 9,693
89 Jefferson 0.15% 7,975
90 Germa 0.14% 19,956
91 Stoughton 0.14% 13,058
92 Plover 0.13% 12,494
93 Sheboygan 0.12% 48,560
94 Whitewater 0.12% 14,762
95 Pleasant Prairie 0.12% 20,552
96 Oconomowoc 0.12% 16,450
97 West Bend 0.12% 31,656
98 Kronenwetter 0.12% 7,534
99 Brookfield 0.12% 37,943
100 Menomonee Falls 0.12% 36,411

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