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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Kansas 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 Kansas 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 Kansas 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 Kansas is 17,788 - at 0.6% of the total population of Kansas.

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

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

  1. Coffeyville
  2. Paola
  3. Lawrence
  4. Arkansas City
  5. Eudora
  6. Wellington
  7. Independence
  8. Derby
  9. El Dorado
  10. Park City

Which city in Kansas had the largest Native American population?

Coffeyville took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Kansas for 2022. 6.28% of Coffeyville identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Kansas With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Coffeyville, KS

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 9,343
% Native American: 6.28%
# Of Native American Residents: 587
Percent Change Since 2010: 132.94%
More on Coffeyville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Paola, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,634
% Native American: 2.47%
# Of Native American Residents: 139
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Paola: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lawrence, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 97,348
% Native American: 2.0%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,951
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.76%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Arkansas City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,767
% Native American: 1.88%
# Of Native American Residents: 221
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.27%
More on Arkansas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Eudora, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,551
% Native American: 1.53%
# Of Native American Residents: 100
Percent Change Since 2010: -21.88%
More on Eudora: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wellington, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,716
% Native American: 1.3%
# Of Native American Residents: 100
Percent Change Since 2010: 100.0%
More on Wellington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Independence, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,595
% Native American: 1.21%
# Of Native American Residents: 104
Percent Change Since 2010: 96.23%
More on Independence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Derby, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 24,428
% Native American: 0.92%
# Of Native American Residents: 224
Percent Change Since 2010: 314.81%
More on Derby: Real Estate | Data | Photos

El Dorado, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,976
% Native American: 0.9%
# Of Native American Residents: 117
Percent Change Since 2010: -40.91%
More on El Dorado: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,654
% Native American: 0.9%
# Of Native American Residents: 69
Percent Change Since 2010: 60.47%
More on Park City: Real Estate | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Kansas 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 Kansas.

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 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 6.28% 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. Coffeyville took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Pratt was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Pratt
  2. Concordia
  3. Colby

For more Kansas reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Kansas?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Coffeyville 6.28% 9,343
2 Paola 2.47% 5,634
3 Lawrence 2.0% 97,348
4 Arkansas City 1.88% 11,767
5 Eudora 1.53% 6,551
6 Wellington 1.3% 7,716
7 Independence 1.21% 8,595
8 Derby 0.92% 24,428
9 El Dorado 0.9% 12,976
10 Park City 0.9% 7,654
11 Andover 0.9% 13,609
12 Junction City 0.88% 22,616
13 Augusta 0.88% 9,363
14 Haysville 0.82% 11,260
15 Abilene 0.8% 6,258
16 Topeka 0.79% 125,819
17 Great Bend 0.73% 15,224
18 Wichita 0.61% 390,566
19 Hutchinson 0.59% 40,669
20 Bonner Springs 0.55% 7,846
21 Mission 0.54% 9,618
22 Pittsburg 0.5% 20,096
23 Winfield 0.49% 11,990
24 Chanute 0.46% 9,044
25 Liberal 0.42% 19,025
26 Parsons 0.4% 9,648
27 Leavenworth 0.4% 36,129
28 Merriam 0.33% 11,191
29 Lenexa 0.33% 54,804
30 Manhattan 0.32% 55,045
31 Gardner 0.29% 21,936
32 Kansas City 0.28% 153,014
33 Salina 0.27% 46,706
34 Mcpherson 0.27% 13,066
35 Emporia 0.26% 24,631
36 Bel Aire 0.26% 8,082
37 Hays 0.25% 20,855
38 Lansing 0.24% 11,955
39 Ottawa 0.24% 12,308
40 Overland Park 0.23% 193,412
41 Atchison 0.21% 10,561
42 Iola 0.21% 5,322
43 Garden City 0.2% 26,403
44 Olathe 0.14% 139,216
45 Dodge City 0.14% 27,186
46 Prairie Village 0.13% 22,255
47 Fort Scott 0.13% 7,715
48 De Soto 0.11% 6,374
49 Shawnee 0.11% 65,844
50 Newton 0.11% 18,846
51 Roeland Park 0.09% 6,747
52 Valley Center 0.05% 7,843
53 Leawood 0.01% 34,702
54 Mulvane 0.0% 6,025
55 Ulysses 0.0% 5,518
56 Colby 0.0% 5,426
57 Concordia 0.0% 5,005
58 Pratt 0.0% 6,595

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