The 10 Connecticut Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2022


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in Connecticut with the largest Native American population.

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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut is 4,882 - at 0.1% of the total population of Connecticut.

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

The 10 Cities In Connecticut With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

  1. Norwich
  2. Meriden
  3. New Haven
  4. Bridgeport
  5. Danbury
  6. Stamford
  7. Torrington
  8. Groton
  9. Norwalk
  10. Shelton

Which city in Connecticut had the largest Native American population?

Norwich took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Connecticut for 2022. 0.82% of Norwich identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Connecticut With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Norwich, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 39,112
% Native American: 0.82%
# Of Native American Residents: 319
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.0%
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Meriden, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 59,512
% Native American: 0.27%
# Of Native American Residents: 160
Percent Change Since 2010: 400.0%
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New Haven, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 130,381
% Native American: 0.25%
# Of Native American Residents: 320
Percent Change Since 2010: 338.36%
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Bridgeport, CT

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5
/10

Population: 145,014
% Native American: 0.18%
# Of Native American Residents: 257
Percent Change Since 2010: 252.05%
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Danbury, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 84,650
% Native American: 0.15%
# Of Native American Residents: 131
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.56%
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Stamford, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 130,057
% Native American: 0.15%
# Of Native American Residents: 194
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.97%
More on Stamford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Torrington, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 34,259
% Native American: 0.11%
# Of Native American Residents: 39
Percent Change Since 2010: -27.78%
More on Torrington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Groton, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,999
% Native American: 0.11%
# Of Native American Residents: 10
Percent Change Since 2010: -84.38%
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Norwalk, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 88,755
% Native American: 0.11%
# Of Native American Residents: 97
Percent Change Since 2010: -48.4%
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Shelton, CT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 41,162
% Native American: 0.11%
# Of Native American Residents: 44
Percent Change Since 2010: 69.23%
More on Shelton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Connecticut With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

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 Connecticut.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2016-2020 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 8,000 people. That left us with 21 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 0.82% 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. Norwich took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Ansonia was the least Native American city.

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

Summary: Native American Populations Across Connecticut

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Connecticut:

  1. Ansonia
  2. Derby
  3. Hartford

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Connecticut?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Norwich 0.82% 39,112
2 Meriden 0.27% 59,512
3 New Haven 0.25% 130,381
4 Bridgeport 0.18% 145,014
5 Danbury 0.15% 84,650
6 Stamford 0.15% 130,057
7 Torrington 0.11% 34,259
8 Groton 0.11% 8,999
9 Norwalk 0.11% 88,755
10 Shelton 0.11% 41,162
11 Bristol 0.09% 60,039
12 West Haven 0.08% 54,666
13 Naugatuck 0.04% 31,201
14 New London 0.04% 27,001
15 Middletown 0.04% 46,406
16 New Britain 0.02% 72,543
17 Milford 0.02% 52,902
18 Waterbury 0.01% 107,841
19 Hartford 0.01% 122,549
20 Derby 0.0% 12,420
21 Ansonia 0.0% 18,709

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