The 10 Maryland Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2021


We used data and science to determine the cities in Maryland with the largest Native American population.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland is 12,002 - at 0.2% of the total population of Maryland.

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

The 10 Cities In Maryland With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

  1. Riverdale Park
  2. Chesapeake Beach
  3. Bel Air
  4. Hampstead
  5. Greenbelt
  6. Mount Airy
  7. La Plata
  8. Mount Rainier
  9. Salisbury
  10. Havre de Grace

Which city in Maryland had the largest Native American population?

Riverdale Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Maryland for 2021. 0.88% of Riverdale Park identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Maryland reading, check out:

Cities In Maryland With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

Riverdale Park, MD

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 7,198
% Native American: 0.88%
# Of Native American Residents: 63
Percent Change Since 2010: 425.0%
More on Riverdale Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chesapeake Beach, MD

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6
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Population: 5,960
% Native American: 0.87%
# Of Native American Residents: 52
Percent Change Since 2010: 57.58%
More on Chesapeake Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bel Air, MD

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8.5
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Population: 10,071
% Native American: 0.67%
# Of Native American Residents: 67
Percent Change Since 2010: 235.0%
More on Bel Air: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hampstead, MD

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9
/10

Population: 6,362
% Native American: 0.66%
# Of Native American Residents: 42
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Hampstead: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenbelt, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,219
% Native American: 0.47%
# Of Native American Residents: 110
Percent Change Since 2010: 816.67%
More on Greenbelt: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mount Airy, MD

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6
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Population: 9,397
% Native American: 0.46%
# Of Native American Residents: 43
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Mount Airy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

La Plata, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 9,376
% Native American: 0.38%
# Of Native American Residents: 36
Percent Change Since 2010: -74.65%
More on La Plata: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mount Rainier, MD

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6
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Population: 8,107
% Native American: 0.38%
# Of Native American Residents: 31
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Mount Rainier: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Salisbury, MD

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6
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Population: 32,693
% Native American: 0.36%
# Of Native American Residents: 119
Percent Change Since 2010: -21.71%
More on Salisbury: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Havre De Grace, MD

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8.5
/10

Population: 13,652
% Native American: 0.34%
# Of Native American Residents: 47
Percent Change Since 2010: -25.4%
More on Havre De Grace: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Maryland With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

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 Maryland.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 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 39 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 0.88% 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. Riverdale Park took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Glenarden was the least Native American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Maryland 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.

There You Have It - Native American Populations Across Maryland

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

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

  1. Glenarden
  2. Bladensburg
  3. Brunswick

For more Maryland reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Maryland?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Riverdale Park 0.88% 7,198
2 Chesapeake Beach 0.87% 5,960
3 Bel Air 0.67% 10,071
4 Hampstead 0.66% 6,362
5 Greenbelt 0.47% 23,219
6 Mount Airy 0.46% 9,397
7 La Plata 0.38% 9,376
8 Mount Rainier 0.38% 8,107
9 Salisbury 0.36% 32,693
10 Havre De Grace 0.34% 13,652
11 Walkersville 0.34% 6,179
12 Gaithersburg 0.31% 67,742
13 Frederick 0.27% 70,887
14 Laurel 0.26% 25,767
15 Baltimore 0.24% 609,032
16 Hyattsville 0.23% 18,242
17 New Carrollton 0.19% 12,935
18 Taneytown 0.19% 6,787
19 Westminster 0.18% 18,552
20 Takoma Park 0.15% 17,672
21 Bowie 0.15% 58,481
22 Frostburg 0.14% 8,591
23 Rockville 0.13% 67,542
24 College Park 0.12% 32,159
25 Hagerstown 0.08% 40,152
26 Cambridge 0.06% 12,375
27 Cumberland 0.05% 19,650
28 Annapolis 0.03% 39,278
29 Ocean City 0.0% 6,972
30 Thurmont 0.0% 6,638
31 Aberdeen 0.0% 15,848
32 Elkton 0.0% 15,644
33 Easton 0.0% 16,591
34 District Heights 0.0% 6,000
35 Cheverly 0.0% 6,435
36 Cheste 0.0% 5,088
37 Brunswick 0.0% 6,258
38 Bladensburg 0.0% 9,402
39 Glenarden 0.0% 6,140

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