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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Delaware 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 Delaware 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 Delaware 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 Delaware is 2,836 - at 0.3% of the total population of Delaware.

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

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

  1. Riverview
  2. Ocean View
  3. Millsboro
  4. Dover Base Housing
  5. Claymont
  6. Milton
  7. Pike Creek Valley
  8. Dover
  9. North Star
  10. Edgemoor

Which city in Delaware had the largest Native American population?

Riverview took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Delaware for 2022. 3.01% of Riverview identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Delaware reading, check out:

Cities In Delaware With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,557
% Native American: 3.01%
# Of Native American Residents: 77
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Riverview: Real Estate | Data

Ocean View, DE

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Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,637
% Native American: 1.25%
# Of Native American Residents: 33
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Ocean View: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Millsboro, DE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 4,448
% Native American: 0.83%
# Of Native American Residents: 37
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Millsboro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 3,620
% Native American: 0.72%
# Of Native American Residents: 26
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Dover Base Housing: Real Estate | Data

Claymont, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,343
% Native American: 0.7%
# Of Native American Residents: 65
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Claymont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milton, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,993
% Native American: 0.63%
# Of Native American Residents: 19
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 11,346
% Native American: 0.6%
# Of Native American Residents: 68
Percent Change Since 2010: 6700.0%
More on Pike Creek Valley: Real Estate | Data

Dover, DE

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 37,872
% Native American: 0.47%
# Of Native American Residents: 179
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.06%
More on Dover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 7,546
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 33
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on North Star: Real Estate | Data

Edgemoor, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,483
% Native American: 0.39%
# Of Native American Residents: 25
Percent Change Since 2010: 177.78%
More on Edgemoor: Real Estate | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Delaware 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 Delaware.

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 2,000 people. That left us with 35 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 3.01% 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. Riverview took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Long Neck was the least Native American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Delaware 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 Delaware

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

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

  1. Long Neck
  2. Camden
  3. Clayton

For more Delaware reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Delaware?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Riverview 3.01% 2,557
2 Ocean View 1.25% 2,637
3 Millsboro 0.83% 4,448
4 Dover Base Housing 0.72% 3,620
5 Claymont 0.7% 9,343
6 Milton 0.63% 2,993
7 Pike Creek Valley 0.6% 11,346
8 Dover 0.47% 37,872
9 North Star 0.44% 7,546
10 Edgemoor 0.39% 6,483
11 Brookside 0.31% 13,741
12 Milford 0.29% 11,463
13 Wilmington 0.17% 70,655
14 Newark 0.16% 33,822
15 Wilmington Manor 0.14% 8,335
16 Georg 0.07% 7,436
17 Smyrna 0.05% 11,694
18 Highland Acres 0.03% 3,913
19 Bear 0.0% 21,397
20 Middl 0.0% 22,350
21 Lewes 0.0% 3,266
22 Laurel 0.0% 4,311
23 New Castle 0.0% 5,302
24 Hockessin 0.0% 14,172
25 Harrington 0.0% 3,658
26 Greenville 0.0% 2,448
27 Pike Creek 0.0% 6,987
28 Glasgow 0.0% 15,399
29 Rising Sun-Lebanon 0.0% 4,170
30 Elsmere 0.0% 5,814
31 Seaford 0.0% 7,897
32 Selbyville 0.0% 2,520
33 Clayton 0.0% 3,393
34 Camden 0.0% 3,529
35 Long Neck 0.0% 2,869

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