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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana is 23,328 - at 0.5% of the total population of Louisiana.

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

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

  1. Houma
  2. Patterson
  3. Oakdale
  4. Marksville
  5. Morgan City
  6. Jennings
  7. Minden
  8. Sulphur
  9. Abbeville
  10. Thibodaux

Which city in Louisiana had the largest Native American population?

Houma took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Louisiana for 2022. 5.05% of Houma identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Louisiana With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Houma, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 33,053
% Native American: 5.05%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,670
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.37%
More on Houma: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Patterson, LA

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6
/10

Population: 5,844
% Native American: 2.1%
# Of Native American Residents: 123
Percent Change Since 2010: 179.55%
More on Patterson: Real Estate | Data

Oakdale, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,571
% Native American: 1.41%
# Of Native American Residents: 107
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.9%
More on Oakdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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3
/10

Population: 5,376
% Native American: 1.15%
# Of Native American Residents: 62
Percent Change Since 2010: -35.42%
More on Marksville: Real Estate | Data

Morgan City, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,963
% Native American: 1.03%
# Of Native American Residents: 113
Percent Change Since 2010: -45.67%
More on Morgan City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jennings, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 9,874
% Native American: 0.99%
# Of Native American Residents: 98
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Jennings: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Minden, LA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,035
% Native American: 0.73%
# Of Native American Residents: 88
Percent Change Since 2010: 417.65%
More on Minden: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sulphur, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,122
% Native American: 0.6%
# Of Native American Residents: 120
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Sulphur: Real Estate | Data

Abbeville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,167
% Native American: 0.56%
# Of Native American Residents: 68
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Abbeville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Thibodaux, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 14,565
% Native American: 0.56%
# Of Native American Residents: 81
Percent Change Since 2010: -10.99%
More on Thibodaux: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

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 59 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 5.05% 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. Houma took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Zachary was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Zachary
  2. Bastrop
  3. Carencro

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Louisiana?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Houma 5.05% 33,053
2 Patterson 2.1% 5,844
3 Oakdale 1.41% 7,571
4 Marksville 1.15% 5,376
5 Morgan City 1.03% 10,963
6 Jennings 0.99% 9,874
7 Minden 0.73% 12,035
8 Sulphur 0.6% 20,122
9 Abbeville 0.56% 12,167
10 Thibodaux 0.56% 14,565
11 Pineville 0.54% 14,179
12 Slidell 0.52% 27,782
13 Leesville 0.52% 5,773
14 Franklin 0.47% 6,844
15 Natchitoches 0.46% 17,711
16 Kenner 0.44% 66,759
17 Deridder 0.38% 10,955
18 Opelousas 0.35% 16,687
19 Bogalusa 0.35% 11,658
20 Alexandria 0.35% 46,545
21 Shreveport 0.35% 189,890
22 Denham Springs 0.34% 9,908
23 Ville Platte 0.32% 7,117
24 Covington 0.32% 10,471
25 Gretna 0.31% 17,746
26 Westwego 0.31% 8,411
27 Broussard 0.26% 12,248
28 Scott 0.25% 8,815
29 Bossier City 0.23% 68,286
30 St. Gabriel 0.2% 7,374
31 Hammond 0.19% 20,557
32 Baton Rouge 0.19% 222,191
33 West Monroe 0.19% 12,431
34 Lafayette 0.18% 126,674
35 Lake Charles 0.17% 77,832
36 New Iberia 0.16% 28,965
37 New Orleans 0.13% 391,249
38 Monroe 0.1% 47,906
39 Baker 0.08% 13,233
40 Breaux Bridge 0.07% 8,213
41 Ruston 0.07% 21,987
42 Central 0.01% 29,235
43 St. Martinville 0.0% 5,844
44 Walker 0.0% 6,278
45 Tallulah 0.0% 6,722
46 Youngsville 0.0% 14,118
47 Mandeville 0.0% 12,567
48 Rayne 0.0% 8,062
49 Ponchatoula 0.0% 7,311
50 Plaquemine 0.0% 6,589
51 Jeanerette 0.0% 5,321
52 Harahan 0.0% 9,293
53 Gonzales 0.0% 10,932
54 Eunice 0.0% 9,754
55 Donaldsonville 0.0% 8,424
56 Crowley 0.0% 12,689
57 Carencro 0.0% 9,346
58 Bastrop 0.0% 10,060
59 Zachary 0.0% 17,699

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