The 10 Idaho Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh 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 19,027 - 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 2021

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

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 2021. 2.76% 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 2021

Blackfoot, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,907
% Native American: 2.76%
# Of Native American Residents: 329
Percent Change Since 2010: 68.72%
More on Blackfoot: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coeur D

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 50,540
% Native American: 1.79%
# Of Native American Residents: 903
Percent Change Since 2010: 247.31%
More on Coeur D'alene: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pocatello, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 55,525
% Native American: 1.53%
# Of Native American Residents: 848
Percent Change Since 2010: -17.59%
More on Pocatello: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lewiston, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 32,664
% Native American: 1.51%
# Of Native American Residents: 493
Percent Change Since 2010: 70.0%
More on Lewiston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Burley, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,313
% Native American: 1.32%
# Of Native American Residents: 136
Percent Change Since 2010: 142.86%
More on Burley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Moscow, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,319
% Native American: 1.3%
# Of Native American Residents: 329
Percent Change Since 2010: 743.59%
More on Moscow: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Emmett, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,770
% Native American: 1.29%
# Of Native American Residents: 87
Percent Change Since 2010: 569.23%
More on Emmett: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Preston, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,376
% Native American: 1.23%
# Of Native American Residents: 66
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.41%
More on Preston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mountain Home, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,166
% Native American: 1.19%
# Of Native American Residents: 168
Percent Change Since 2010: -26.32%
More on Mountain Home: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Payette, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,487
% Native American: 0.96%
# Of Native American Residents: 72
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.03%
More on Payette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Idaho With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 2.76% 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.

There You Have It - 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. Hayden

For more Idaho reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Idaho?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Blackfoot 2.76% 11,907
2 Coeur D'alene 1.79% 50,540
3 Pocatello 1.53% 55,525
4 Lewiston 1.51% 32,664
5 Burley 1.32% 10,313
6 Moscow 1.3% 25,319
7 Emmett 1.29% 6,770
8 Preston 1.23% 5,376
9 Mountain Home 1.19% 14,166
10 Payette 0.96% 7,487
11 Weiser 0.86% 5,323
12 Ammon 0.83% 15,859
13 Rupert 0.79% 5,796
14 Caldwell 0.75% 54,887
15 Star 0.74% 9,115
16 Chubbuck 0.67% 14,995
17 Nampa 0.65% 93,952
18 Kuna 0.6% 19,580
19 Twin Falls 0.59% 48,951
20 Rathdrum 0.57% 8,284
21 Eagle 0.56% 26,514
22 Sandpoint 0.5% 8,386
23 Jerome 0.47% 11,653
24 Middleton 0.42% 7,556
25 Idaho Falls 0.4% 61,459
26 Boise City 0.34% 226,115
27 Post Falls 0.27% 33,225
28 Meridian 0.2% 101,905
29 Rexburg 0.19% 28,414
30 Hayden 0.12% 14,698
31 Garden City 0.12% 11,819
32 Hailey 0.0% 8,408

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