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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts is 8,943 - at 0.1% of the total population of Massachusetts.

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

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

  1. Lowell
  2. Brockton
  3. West Springfield Town
  4. Worcester
  5. Barnstable Town
  6. Cambridge
  7. Peabody
  8. Quincy
  9. North Adams
  10. Boston

Which city in Massachusetts had the largest Native American population?

Lowell took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Massachusetts for 2022. 0.55% of Lowell identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Massachusetts With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Lowell, MA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 111,311
% Native American: 0.55%
# Of Native American Residents: 612
Percent Change Since 2010: 537.5%
More on Lowell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brockton, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 95,740
% Native American: 0.39%
# Of Native American Residents: 374
Percent Change Since 2010: 475.38%
More on Brockton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Springfield Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 28,527
% Native American: 0.39%
# Of Native American Residents: 111
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.83%
More on West Springfield Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Worcester, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 185,186
% Native American: 0.27%
# Of Native American Residents: 508
Percent Change Since 2010: 180.66%
More on Worcester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Barnstable Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 44,497
% Native American: 0.26%
# Of Native American Residents: 114
Percent Change Since 2010: -61.62%
More on Barnstable Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cambridge, MA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 117,822
% Native American: 0.23%
# Of Native American Residents: 269
Percent Change Since 2010: 84.25%
More on Cambridge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Peabody, MA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 53,004
% Native American: 0.23%
# Of Native American Residents: 120
Percent Change Since 2010: 1900.0%
More on Peabody: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Quincy, MA

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 94,389
% Native American: 0.22%
# Of Native American Residents: 203
Percent Change Since 2010: 109.28%
More on Quincy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North Adams, MA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,897
% Native American: 0.21%
# Of Native American Residents: 27
Percent Change Since 2010: -68.24%
More on North Adams: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Boston, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 689,326
% Native American: 0.2%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,388
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.31%
More on Boston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.

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 12,000 people. That left us with 52 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 0.55% 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. Lowell took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Woburn was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Woburn
  2. Winthrop Town
  3. Melrose

For more Massachusetts reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Massachusetts?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Lowell 0.55% 111,311
2 Brockton 0.39% 95,740
3 West Springfield Town 0.39% 28,527
4 Worcester 0.27% 185,186
5 Barnstable Town 0.26% 44,497
6 Cambridge 0.23% 117,822
7 Peabody 0.23% 53,004
8 Quincy 0.22% 94,389
9 North Adams 0.21% 12,897
10 Boston 0.2% 689,326
11 Lynn 0.18% 94,201
12 Fitchburg 0.16% 40,576
13 Springfield 0.16% 153,677
14 Fall River 0.16% 89,618
15 Somerville 0.15% 81,175
16 Leominster 0.13% 41,581
17 Salem 0.12% 43,350
18 Beverly 0.12% 42,062
19 Westfield 0.12% 41,303
20 Waltham 0.11% 62,597
21 Northampton 0.1% 28,552
22 Amesbury Town 0.09% 17,474
23 Newton 0.09% 88,322
24 Malden 0.08% 60,710
25 New Bedford 0.08% 95,355
26 Braintree Town 0.08% 37,196
27 Holyoke 0.08% 40,161
28 Pittsfield 0.07% 42,514
29 Medford 0.06% 58,290
30 Watertown Town 0.06% 35,749
31 Gloucester 0.06% 30,291
32 Weymouth Town 0.05% 57,213
33 Taunton 0.04% 57,327
34 Attleboro 0.04% 45,023
35 Gardner 0.04% 20,605
36 Chicopee 0.03% 55,186
37 Revere 0.03% 53,400
38 Marlborough 0.03% 39,663
39 Methuen Town 0.02% 50,518
40 Everett 0.02% 46,275
41 Haverhill 0.01% 63,783
42 Agawam Town 0.01% 28,627
43 Newburyport 0.0% 18,197
44 Southbridge Town 0.0% 16,865
45 Easthampton Town 0.0% 15,930
46 Franklin Town 0.0% 33,644
47 Palmer Town 0.0% 12,236
48 Chelsea 0.0% 39,878
49 Lawrence 0.0% 80,022
50 Melrose 0.0% 28,054
51 Winthrop Town 0.0% 18,558
52 Woburn 0.0% 40,297

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