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


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 2022. This is our ninth 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 11,223 - 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 2022

  1. Chesapeake Beach
  2. Riverdale Park
  3. Ocean City
  4. Hampstead
  5. Greenbelt
  6. Bel Air
  7. Gaithersburg
  8. Mount Airy
  9. Baltimore
  10. Westminster

Which city in Maryland had the largest Native American population?

Chesapeake Beach took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Maryland for 2022. 1.38% of Chesapeake Beach 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 2022

Chesapeake Beach, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,996
% Native American: 1.38%
# Of Native American Residents: 83
Percent Change Since 2010: 151.52%
More on Chesapeake Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Riverdale Park, MD

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,216
% Native American: 0.91%
# Of Native American Residents: 66
Percent Change Since 2010: 450.0%
More on Riverdale Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ocean City, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,957
% Native American: 0.52%
# Of Native American Residents: 36
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Ocean City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hampstead, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,403
% Native American: 0.45%
# Of Native American Residents: 29
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Hampstead: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenbelt, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,253
% Native American: 0.43%
# Of Native American Residents: 101
Percent Change Since 2010: 741.67%
More on Greenbelt: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bel Air, MD

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,102
% Native American: 0.43%
# Of Native American Residents: 43
Percent Change Since 2010: 115.0%
More on Bel Air: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gaithersburg, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 67,878
% Native American: 0.32%
# Of Native American Residents: 220
Percent Change Since 2010: 103.7%
More on Gaithersburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mount Airy, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,439
% Native American: 0.31%
# Of Native American Residents: 29
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Mount Airy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Baltimore, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 602,274
% Native American: 0.26%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,575
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.63%
More on Baltimore: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westminster, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 18,649
% Native American: 0.25%
# Of Native American Residents: 47
Percent Change Since 2010: 135.0%
More on Westminster: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Maryland 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 Maryland.

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 39 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.38% 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. Chesapeake Beach 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.

Summary: 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. Cheste

For more Maryland reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Maryland?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Chesapeake Beach 1.38% 5,996
2 Riverdale Park 0.91% 7,216
3 Ocean City 0.52% 6,957
4 Hampstead 0.45% 6,403
5 Greenbelt 0.43% 23,253
6 Bel Air 0.43% 10,102
7 Gaithersburg 0.32% 67,878
8 Mount Airy 0.31% 9,439
9 Baltimore 0.26% 602,274
10 Westminster 0.25% 18,649
11 Laurel 0.25% 25,734
12 Hyattsville 0.25% 18,267
13 Takoma Park 0.24% 17,703
14 Havre De Grace 0.23% 13,808
15 Frederick 0.23% 71,843
16 Cumberland 0.22% 19,495
17 Taneytown 0.2% 6,837
18 Hagerstown 0.18% 40,027
19 Bowie 0.18% 58,158
20 Salisbury 0.15% 32,850
21 Rockville 0.14% 68,155
22 Frostburg 0.12% 8,550
23 College Park 0.11% 32,221
24 La Plata 0.08% 9,516
25 Annapolis 0.03% 39,321
26 Cambridge 0.03% 12,300
27 Brunswick 0.03% 6,364
28 Easton 0.02% 16,589
29 Thurmont 0.0% 6,783
30 Walkersville 0.0% 6,306
31 Aberdeen 0.0% 15,904
32 New Carrollton 0.0% 12,925
33 Mount Rainier 0.0% 8,149
34 Elkton 0.0% 15,653
35 District Heights 0.0% 5,996
36 Cheverly 0.0% 6,439
37 Cheste 0.0% 5,073
38 Bladensburg 0.0% 9,428
39 Glenarden 0.0% 6,158

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