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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi is 13,341 - at 0.4% of the total population of Mississippi.

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

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

  1. D'Iberville
  2. Philadelphia
  3. Louisville
  4. Pascagoula
  5. Gulfport
  6. Byram
  7. Bay St. Louis
  8. Kosciusko
  9. Indianola
  10. Richland

Which city in Mississippi had the largest Native American population?

D'Iberville took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Mississippi for 2021. 2.8% of D'Iberville identify as Native American.

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

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

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Cities In Mississippi With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

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5
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Population: 13,673
% Native American: 2.8%
# Of Native American Residents: 383
Percent Change Since 2010: 834.15%
More on D'iberville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Philadelphia, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,218
% Native American: 1.16%
# Of Native American Residents: 84
Percent Change Since 2010: -79.9%
More on Philadelphia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Louisville, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 6,124
% Native American: 0.9%
# Of Native American Residents: 55
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Louisville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pascagoula, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 21,809
% Native American: 0.82%
# Of Native American Residents: 179
Percent Change Since 2010: 336.59%
More on Pascagoula: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gulfport, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 71,676
% Native American: 0.58%
# Of Native American Residents: 415
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.91%
More on Gulfport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,578
% Native American: 0.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 58
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Byram: Real Estate | Data

Bay St. Louis, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,018
% Native American: 0.45%
# Of Native American Residents: 58
Percent Change Since 2010: 190.0%
More on Bay St. Louis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kosciusko, MS

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,855
% Native American: 0.36%
# Of Native American Residents: 25
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Kosciusko: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Indianola, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,450
% Native American: 0.35%
# Of Native American Residents: 33
Percent Change Since 2010: 312.5%
More on Indianola: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,175
% Native American: 0.35%
# Of Native American Residents: 25
Percent Change Since 2010: 177.78%
More on Richland: Real Estate | Data

How We Determined The Cities In Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 2.8% 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. D'Iberville took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Aberdeen was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Aberdeen
  2. Laurel
  3. Amory

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Mississippi?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 D'iberville 2.8% 13,673
2 Philadelphia 1.16% 7,218
3 Louisville 0.9% 6,124
4 Pascagoula 0.82% 21,809
5 Gulfport 0.58% 71,676
6 Byram 0.5% 11,578
7 Bay St. Louis 0.45% 13,018
8 Kosciusko 0.36% 6,855
9 Indianola 0.35% 9,450
10 Richland 0.35% 7,175
11 Olive Branch 0.32% 37,461
12 Holly Springs 0.31% 7,737
13 Madison 0.3% 25,592
14 Tupelo 0.28% 38,271
15 Flowood 0.27% 9,030
16 Canton 0.26% 12,222
17 Cleveland 0.26% 11,627
18 Natchez 0.23% 14,981
19 Oxford 0.21% 26,962
20 Waveland 0.21% 6,336
21 Moss Point 0.2% 13,451
22 Ridgeland 0.19% 24,269
23 Columbus 0.18% 24,083
24 Pearl 0.17% 26,461
25 Horn Lake 0.17% 27,080
26 Vicksburg 0.17% 22,332
27 Hattiesburg 0.16% 46,098
28 Greenville 0.15% 30,588
29 Senatobia 0.13% 7,840
30 Biloxi 0.12% 45,906
31 Jackson 0.1% 166,383
32 Southaven 0.08% 54,152
33 Meridian 0.07% 37,848
34 Yazoo City 0.06% 11,063
35 Hernando 0.06% 15,942
36 Clinton 0.05% 25,131
37 Brookhaven 0.04% 12,115
38 Starkville 0.04% 25,387
39 Long Beach 0.0% 15,698
40 Pontotoc 0.0% 6,015
41 West Point 0.0% 10,626
42 Batesville 0.0% 7,245
43 Booneville 0.0% 8,637
44 Brandon 0.0% 23,930
45 Clarksdale 0.0% 15,734
46 Ripley 0.0% 5,290
47 Columbia 0.0% 5,992
48 Picayune 0.0% 11,040
49 Mccomb 0.0% 12,725
50 Corinth 0.0% 14,562
51 Petal 0.0% 10,584
52 Forest 0.0% 5,629
53 Gautier 0.0% 18,496
54 Greenwood 0.0% 14,040
55 Grenada 0.0% 12,475
56 Ocean Springs 0.0% 17,729
57 New Albany 0.0% 8,705
58 Amory 0.0% 6,932
59 Laurel 0.0% 18,508
60 Aberdeen 0.0% 5,326

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