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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois is 13,301 - at 0.1% of the total population of Illinois.

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

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

  1. Greenville
  2. Hoopeston
  3. Rochelle
  4. Spring Valley
  5. Monmouth
  6. Chester
  7. Lansing
  8. Taylorville
  9. Silvis
  10. Wheeling

Which city in Illinois had the largest Native American population?

Greenville took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Illinois for 2022. 1.31% of Greenville identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Illinois With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Greenville, IL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,725
% Native American: 1.31%
# Of Native American Residents: 88
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Greenville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hoopeston, IL

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 5,178
% Native American: 1.22%
# Of Native American Residents: 63
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Hoopeston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rochelle, IL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,083
% Native American: 0.89%
# Of Native American Residents: 81
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Rochelle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Spring Valley, IL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,172
% Native American: 0.75%
# Of Native American Residents: 39
Percent Change Since 2010: 290.0%
More on Spring Valley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Monmouth, IL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,837
% Native American: 0.72%
# Of Native American Residents: 64
Percent Change Since 2010: 106.45%
More on Monmouth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chester, IL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,264
% Native American: 0.65%
# Of Native American Residents: 54
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.11%
More on Chester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lansing, IL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 27,614
% Native American: 0.62%
# Of Native American Residents: 171
Percent Change Since 2010: 1325.0%
More on Lansing: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Taylorville, IL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,766
% Native American: 0.58%
# Of Native American Residents: 62
Percent Change Since 2010: 77.14%
More on Taylorville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Silvis, IL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,507
% Native American: 0.53%
# Of Native American Residents: 40
Percent Change Since 2010: 263.64%
More on Silvis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 38,684
% Native American: 0.51%
# Of Native American Residents: 197
Percent Change Since 2010: 369.05%
More on Wheeling: Real Estate | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Illinois 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 Illinois.

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 326 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.31% 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. Greenville took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Lockport was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Lockport
  2. Mount Zion
  3. Morton Grove

For more Illinois reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Illinois?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Greenville 1.31% 6,725
2 Hoopeston 1.22% 5,178
3 Rochelle 0.89% 9,083
4 Spring Valley 0.75% 5,172
5 Monmouth 0.72% 8,837
6 Chester 0.65% 8,264
7 Lansing 0.62% 27,614
8 Taylorville 0.58% 10,766
9 Silvis 0.53% 7,507
10 Wheeling 0.51% 38,684
11 Hazel Crest 0.47% 13,918
12 Plano 0.46% 11,058
13 Carlinville 0.46% 5,645
14 Round Lake Beach 0.44% 27,313
15 Cahokia 0.43% 14,035
16 Edwardsville 0.43% 25,332
17 Kankakee 0.41% 25,818
18 Mundelein 0.41% 31,574
19 West Frankfort 0.41% 7,597
20 Glen Ellyn 0.4% 27,741
21 Berkeley 0.39% 5,079
22 North Chicago 0.38% 29,967
23 Western Springs 0.37% 13,247
24 Mount Prospect 0.37% 54,165
25 Riverdale 0.34% 12,530
26 Zion 0.34% 23,677
27 Palos Heights 0.34% 12,460
28 Vandalia 0.33% 6,615
29 Rock Island 0.32% 37,651
30 Olney 0.32% 8,872
31 Burbank 0.31% 28,447
32 Pekin 0.3% 32,796
33 Carbondale 0.3% 25,400
34 Peoria 0.28% 112,644
35 Alsip 0.28% 18,843
36 Bloomington 0.27% 77,725
37 Waukegan 0.27% 87,157
38 Wood River 0.27% 10,149
39 Shiloh 0.26% 13,465
40 Rockton 0.26% 7,710
41 Galesburg 0.26% 30,405
42 Waterloo 0.25% 10,417
43 Streamwood 0.24% 39,917
44 Hickory Hills 0.23% 14,253
45 Danville 0.23% 30,969
46 Granite City 0.23% 28,563
47 Lake Forest 0.23% 19,497
48 Moline 0.23% 41,213
49 Jacksonville 0.22% 18,784
50 Ottawa 0.22% 18,742
51 Freeport 0.22% 23,930
52 Hoffman Estates 0.22% 50,464
53 Decatur 0.21% 71,857
54 Canton 0.21% 13,600
55 Collinsville 0.21% 24,489
56 Markham 0.21% 12,401
57 Rantoul 0.21% 12,946
58 Schaumburg 0.21% 73,392
59 Urbana 0.2% 42,461
60 Libertyville 0.2% 20,300
61 Harvard 0.2% 9,203
62 Charleston 0.19% 20,141
63 Gurnee 0.19% 30,519
64 Franklin Park 0.18% 17,779
65 Montgomery 0.18% 19,515
66 Bloomingdale 0.17% 21,905
67 Effingham 0.17% 12,310
68 Grayslake 0.16% 20,482
69 Naperville 0.16% 147,734
70 Spring Grove 0.16% 5,672
71 Niles 0.16% 29,198
72 Herrin 0.16% 12,806
73 East St. Louis 0.16% 26,359
74 St. Charles 0.15% 32,612
75 Macomb 0.15% 17,658
76 Quincy 0.15% 40,111
77 Mchenry 0.15% 26,889
78 Des Plaines 0.15% 58,316
79 Maywood 0.15% 23,351
80 Belleville 0.15% 41,256
81 Sauk Village 0.15% 10,319
82 Princeton 0.14% 7,589
83 Lincolnwood 0.14% 12,338
84 Kewanee 0.13% 12,622
85 North Aurora 0.13% 18,089
86 Bolingbrook 0.13% 74,319
87 East Moline 0.13% 20,683
88 Buffalo Grove 0.12% 40,804
89 Clarendon Hills 0.12% 8,834
90 Woodridge 0.12% 33,443
91 Dixon 0.12% 15,544
92 Washington 0.12% 16,555
93 Carterville 0.12% 5,861
94 Springfield 0.12% 115,075
95 Vernon Hills 0.12% 26,396
96 Bensenville 0.11% 18,273
97 Lake Bluff 0.11% 5,540
98 Glendale Heights 0.11% 33,863
99 Channahon 0.11% 13,281
100 Lincoln 0.1% 13,742

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