The 10 Maryland Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2023


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 2023. This is our tenth 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 9,657 - 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 2023

  1. Takoma Park
  2. Chesapeake Beach
  3. Greenbelt
  4. Riverdale Park
  5. Gaithersburg
  6. Laurel
  7. Hampstead
  8. Hyattsville
  9. College Park
  10. Westminster

Which city in Maryland had the largest Native American population?

Takoma Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Maryland for 2023. 0.62% of Takoma 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 2023

Takoma Park, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,610
% Native American: 0.62%
# Of Native American Residents: 109
Percent Change Since 2010: 1111.11%
More on Takoma Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chesapeake Beach, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,303
% Native American: 0.52%
# Of Native American Residents: 33
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.0%
More on Chesapeake Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenbelt, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 24,602
% Native American: 0.39%
# Of Native American Residents: 96
Percent Change Since 2010: 700.0%
More on Greenbelt: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Riverdale Park, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,321
% Native American: 0.36%
# Of Native American Residents: 26
Percent Change Since 2010: 116.67%
More on Riverdale Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gaithersburg, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 68,827
% Native American: 0.32%
# Of Native American Residents: 219
Percent Change Since 2010: 102.78%
More on Gaithersburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Laurel, MD

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 29,438
% Native American: 0.28%
# Of Native American Residents: 81
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.39%
More on Laurel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hampstead, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,273
% Native American: 0.26%
# Of Native American Residents: 16
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Hampstead: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hyattsville, MD

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 20,790
% Native American: 0.25%
# Of Native American Residents: 53
Percent Change Since 2010: 307.69%
More on Hyattsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

College Park, MD

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 34,961
% Native American: 0.24%
# Of Native American Residents: 84
Percent Change Since 2010: 100.0%
More on College Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westminster, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,783
% Native American: 0.24%
# 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 2023

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 2017-2021 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 0.62% 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. Takoma 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.

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. Cambridge

For more Maryland reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Maryland?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Takoma Park 0.62% 17,610
2 Chesapeake Beach 0.52% 6,303
3 Greenbelt 0.39% 24,602
4 Riverdale Park 0.36% 7,321
5 Gaithersburg 0.32% 68,827
6 Laurel 0.28% 29,438
7 Hampstead 0.26% 6,273
8 Hyattsville 0.25% 20,790
9 College Park 0.24% 34,961
10 Westminster 0.24% 19,783
11 Baltimore 0.21% 592,211
12 Bowie 0.19% 58,113
13 Frederick 0.18% 76,376
14 Rockville 0.17% 67,095
15 Bel Air 0.17% 10,663
16 Taneytown 0.17% 7,183
17 Ocean City 0.16% 6,869
18 Havre De Grace 0.12% 14,625
19 Annapolis 0.11% 40,581
20 Cumberland 0.09% 19,028
21 Salisbury 0.08% 32,583
22 Brunswick 0.07% 7,578
23 Hagerstown 0.07% 43,015
24 La Plata 0.06% 10,054
25 Mount Airy 0.04% 9,621
26 Frostburg 0.01% 7,282
27 Easton 0.01% 16,912
28 Thurmont 0.0% 6,247
29 Walkersville 0.0% 6,134
30 Aberdeen 0.0% 16,176
31 New Carrollton 0.0% 13,574
32 Mount Rainier 0.0% 8,290
33 Elkton 0.0% 15,724
34 District Heights 0.0% 5,927
35 Cheverly 0.0% 6,191
36 Cheste 0.0% 5,557
37 Cambridge 0.0% 13,026
38 Bladensburg 0.0% 9,591
39 Glenarden 0.0% 6,341

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