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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Indiana is 10,363 - at 0.2% of the total population of Indiana.

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

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

  1. Scottsburg
  2. Peru
  3. North Vernon
  4. Columbia City
  5. Greenwood
  6. Hartford City
  7. Kokomo
  8. West Lafayette
  9. Munster
  10. New Albany

Which city in Indiana had the largest Native American population?

Scottsburg took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Indiana for 2022. 1.47% of Scottsburg identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Indiana With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

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Population: 6,715
% Native American: 1.47%
# Of Native American Residents: 99
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Scottsburg: Real Estate | Data

Peru, IN

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5
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Population: 11,369
% Native American: 1.32%
# Of Native American Residents: 150
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.94%
More on Peru: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North Vernon, IN

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5
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Population: 7,167
% Native American: 0.73%
# Of Native American Residents: 52
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.5%
More on North Vernon: Real Estate | Data

Columbia City, IN

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Population: 9,115
% Native American: 0.53%
# Of Native American Residents: 48
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Columbia City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenwood, IN

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8
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Population: 58,784
% Native American: 0.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 296
Percent Change Since 2010: 260.98%
More on Greenwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hartford City, IN

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Population: 5,781
% Native American: 0.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 29
Percent Change Since 2010: 383.33%
More on Hartford City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kokomo, IN

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5
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Population: 58,066
% Native American: 0.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 288
Percent Change Since 2010: 196.91%
More on Kokomo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Lafayette, IN

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8.5
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Population: 49,668
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 221
Percent Change Since 2010: 176.25%
More on West Lafayette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Munster, IN

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9
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Population: 22,604
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 100
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.11%
More on Munster: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Albany, IN

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6
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Population: 36,730
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 160
Percent Change Since 2010: 1233.33%
More on New Albany: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Indiana 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 Indiana.

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 111 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.47% 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. Scottsburg took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Cumberland was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Cumberland
  2. Clarksville
  3. North Manchester

For more Indiana reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Indiana?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Scottsburg 1.47% 6,715
2 Peru 1.32% 11,369
3 North Vernon 0.73% 7,167
4 Columbia City 0.53% 9,115
5 Greenwood 0.5% 58,784
6 Hartford City 0.5% 5,781
7 Kokomo 0.5% 58,066
8 West Lafayette 0.44% 49,668
9 Munster 0.44% 22,604
10 New Albany 0.44% 36,730
11 Schererville 0.38% 28,559
12 Carmel 0.37% 99,130
13 Bedford 0.37% 13,246
14 Greencastle 0.35% 10,312
15 Warsaw 0.34% 15,757
16 Mishawaka 0.34% 49,675
17 New Haven 0.34% 15,934
18 South Bend 0.34% 102,686
19 Connersville 0.34% 13,096
20 Huntington 0.33% 17,083
21 Goshen 0.29% 34,586
22 Bloomington 0.28% 84,691
23 Terre Haute 0.26% 60,690
24 Anderson 0.26% 54,476
25 Dyer 0.26% 15,933
26 Avon 0.25% 18,056
27 Highland 0.25% 22,479
28 Merrillville 0.23% 34,871
29 Hammond 0.23% 76,141
30 Tell City 0.22% 7,243
31 Griffith 0.2% 16,198
32 Lake Station 0.2% 11,952
33 Valparaiso 0.2% 33,707
34 Plainfield 0.2% 34,224
35 Wabash 0.19% 10,017
36 Crawfordsville 0.19% 16,088
37 Zionsville 0.19% 28,035
38 Hobart 0.18% 28,120
39 Logansport 0.17% 17,968
40 Indianapolis 0.16% 869,387
41 Lawrence 0.16% 49,020
42 Portage 0.16% 36,524
43 Salem 0.16% 6,193
44 Noblesville 0.14% 64,430
45 Chesterton 0.14% 13,884
46 Fort Wayne 0.14% 268,378
47 Garrett 0.12% 6,507
48 Vincennes 0.12% 17,091
49 Madison 0.12% 11,783
50 Michigan City 0.11% 31,191
51 Gary 0.11% 75,486
52 Cedar Lake 0.11% 12,830
53 Columbus 0.11% 48,820
54 Westville 0.1% 5,822
55 Richmond 0.1% 35,467
56 Muncie 0.09% 67,739
57 Shelbyville 0.09% 18,918
58 Jeffersonville 0.09% 47,932
59 Lafayette 0.09% 72,556
60 Evansville 0.08% 118,414
61 Lebanon 0.07% 16,317
62 La Porte 0.07% 21,328
63 Crown Point 0.07% 30,372
64 Elkhart 0.06% 52,657
65 Rushville 0.05% 6,194
66 Bluffton 0.03% 10,298
67 Marion 0.03% 27,730
68 East Chicago 0.01% 28,044
69 New Castle 0.01% 17,234
70 Speedway 0.01% 12,327
71 Frankfort 0.01% 15,569
72 Charlestown 0.0% 8,290
73 Rochester 0.0% 6,026
74 St. John 0.0% 18,382
75 Sellersburg 0.0% 9,320
76 Seymour 0.0% 19,780
77 Brownsburg 0.0% 26,560
78 Princeton 0.0% 8,716
79 Brazil 0.0% 8,225
80 Boonville 0.0% 6,512
81 Beech Grove 0.0% 15,148
82 Batesville 0.0% 6,945
83 Washington 0.0% 12,514
84 Auburn 0.0% 13,209
85 Yor 0.0% 11,128
86 Rensselaer 0.0% 6,151
87 Gas City 0.0% 5,756
88 Portland 0.0% 5,972
89 Plymouth 0.0% 10,029
90 Greenfield 0.0% 22,561
91 Greensburg 0.0% 11,221
92 Franklin 0.0% 25,276
93 Huntingburg 0.0% 6,301
94 Elwood 0.0% 8,435
95 Jasper 0.0% 15,681
96 Kendallville 0.0% 9,365
97 Ellettsville 0.0% 6,650
98 Angola 0.0% 8,706
99 Linton 0.0% 5,293
100 Lowell 0.0% 9,793

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