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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine is 8,011 - at 0.6% of the total population of Maine.

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

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

  1. Presque Isle
  2. Old Town
  3. Ellsworth
  4. Rockland
  5. Bangor
  6. Caribou
  7. Augusta
  8. Belfast
  9. Westbrook
  10. Brewer

Which city in Maine had the largest Native American population?

Presque Isle took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Maine for 2022. 2.62% of Presque Isle identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Maine With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Presque Isle, ME

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,072
% Native American: 2.62%
# Of Native American Residents: 238
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.93%
More on Presque Isle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Old Town, ME

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,453
% Native American: 2.28%
# Of Native American Residents: 170
Percent Change Since 2010: -39.29%
More on Old Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ellsworth, ME

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,085
% Native American: 1.61%
# Of Native American Residents: 130
Percent Change Since 2010: 1081.82%
More on Ellsworth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rockland, ME

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,172
% Native American: 1.16%
# Of Native American Residents: 83
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Rockland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bangor, ME

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 32,029
% Native American: 0.87%
# Of Native American Residents: 279
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.14%
More on Bangor: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Caribou, ME

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,659
% Native American: 0.82%
# Of Native American Residents: 63
Percent Change Since 2010: 70.27%
More on Caribou: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Augusta, ME

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 18,662
% Native American: 0.78%
# Of Native American Residents: 146
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.67%
More on Augusta: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Belfast, ME

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,710
% Native American: 0.52%
# Of Native American Residents: 35
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
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Westbrook, ME

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,935
% Native American: 0.29%
# Of Native American Residents: 55
Percent Change Since 2010: 400.0%
More on Westbrook: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brewer, ME

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,026
% Native American: 0.27%
# Of Native American Residents: 24
Percent Change Since 2010: -70.37%
More on Brewer: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Maine 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 Maine.

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 19 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 2.62% 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. Presque Isle took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while South Portland was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. South Portland
  2. Bath
  3. Biddeford

For more Maine reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Maine?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Presque Isle 2.62% 9,072
2 Old Town 2.28% 7,453
3 Ellsworth 1.61% 8,085
4 Rockland 1.16% 7,172
5 Bangor 0.87% 32,029
6 Caribou 0.82% 7,659
7 Augusta 0.78% 18,662
8 Belfast 0.52% 6,710
9 Westbrook 0.29% 18,935
10 Brewer 0.27% 9,026
11 Gardiner 0.26% 5,670
12 Lewiston 0.23% 36,158
13 Portland 0.2% 66,706
14 Auburn 0.19% 23,267
15 Waterville 0.14% 16,623
16 Saco 0.12% 19,716
17 Biddeford 0.05% 21,502
18 Bath 0.0% 8,333
19 South Portland 0.0% 25,665

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