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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Idaho 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 Idaho 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 Idaho 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 Idaho is 18,866 - at 1.1% of the total population of Idaho.

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

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

  1. Blackfoot
  2. Mountain Home
  3. Coeur d'Alene
  4. Moscow
  5. Lewiston
  6. Pocatello
  7. Burley
  8. Chubbuck
  9. Weiser
  10. Emmett

Which city in Idaho had the largest Native American population?

Blackfoot took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Idaho for 2022. 2.9% of Blackfoot identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Idaho reading, check out:

Cities In Idaho With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Blackfoot, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,936
% Native American: 2.9%
# Of Native American Residents: 346
Percent Change Since 2010: 77.44%
More on Blackfoot: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mountain Home, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,308
% Native American: 1.82%
# Of Native American Residents: 261
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.47%
More on Mountain Home: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coeur D'Alene, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 51,491
% Native American: 1.49%
# Of Native American Residents: 768
Percent Change Since 2010: 195.38%
More on Coeur D'alene: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Moscow, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,652
% Native American: 1.38%
# Of Native American Residents: 355
Percent Change Since 2010: 810.26%
More on Moscow: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lewiston, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 32,853
% Native American: 1.31%
# Of Native American Residents: 432
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.97%
More on Lewiston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pocatello, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 56,016
% Native American: 1.31%
# Of Native American Residents: 735
Percent Change Since 2010: -28.57%
More on Pocatello: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Burley, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,476
% Native American: 1.25%
# Of Native American Residents: 131
Percent Change Since 2010: 133.93%
More on Burley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chubbuck, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,301
% Native American: 1.05%
# Of Native American Residents: 160
Percent Change Since 2010: -53.22%
More on Chubbuck: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Weiser, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,358
% Native American: 1.05%
# Of Native American Residents: 56
Percent Change Since 2010: 194.74%
More on Weiser: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Emmett, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,942
% Native American: 1.01%
# Of Native American Residents: 70
Percent Change Since 2010: 438.46%
More on Emmett: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Idaho 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 Idaho.

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 5,000 people. That left us with 32 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 2.9% 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. Blackfoot took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Hailey was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Hailey
  2. Garden City
  3. Rexburg

For more Idaho reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Idaho?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Blackfoot 2.9% 11,936
2 Mountain Home 1.82% 14,308
3 Coeur D'alene 1.49% 51,491
4 Moscow 1.38% 25,652
5 Lewiston 1.31% 32,853
6 Pocatello 1.31% 56,016
7 Burley 1.25% 10,476
8 Chubbuck 1.05% 15,301
9 Weiser 1.05% 5,358
10 Emmett 1.01% 6,942
11 Preston 0.99% 5,477
12 Star 0.88% 9,819
13 Caldwell 0.85% 56,734
14 Rupert 0.82% 5,820
15 Kuna 0.75% 20,985
16 Idaho Falls 0.74% 62,417
17 Payette 0.65% 7,655
18 Nampa 0.65% 96,825
19 Middleton 0.61% 8,005
20 Ammon 0.59% 16,403
21 Twin Falls 0.55% 49,819
22 Post Falls 0.53% 34,971
23 Eagle 0.53% 28,145
24 Sandpoint 0.51% 8,692
25 Boise City 0.45% 228,057
26 Jerome 0.38% 11,824
27 Meridian 0.3% 107,787
28 Rathdrum 0.15% 8,672
29 Hayden 0.13% 15,049
30 Rexburg 0.07% 29,064
31 Garden City 0.01% 11,873
32 Hailey 0.0% 8,575

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