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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Missouri is 15,275 - at 0.2% of the total population of Missouri.

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

The 10 Cities In Missouri With The Largest Native American Population For 2023

  1. Webb City
  2. Neosho
  3. Macon
  4. Joplin
  5. Harrisonville
  6. Carthage
  7. Charleston
  8. Poplar Bluff
  9. Gladstone
  10. Moberly

Which city in Missouri had the largest Native American population?

Webb City took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Missouri for 2023. 1.6% of Webb City identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Missouri With The Largest Native American Population For 2023

Webb City, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,843
% Native American: 1.6%
# Of Native American Residents: 206
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.16%
More on Webb City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Neosho, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 12,439
% Native American: 1.23%
# Of Native American Residents: 153
Percent Change Since 2010: -45.16%
More on Neosho: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Macon, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,459
% Native American: 1.14%
# Of Native American Residents: 62
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Macon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Joplin, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 51,539
% Native American: 0.99%
# Of Native American Residents: 512
Percent Change Since 2010: -47.05%
More on Joplin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harrisonville, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 10,070
% Native American: 0.94%
# Of Native American Residents: 95
Percent Change Since 2010: -62.3%
More on Harrisonville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Carthage, MO

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 15,395
% Native American: 0.92%
# Of Native American Residents: 141
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.53%
More on Carthage: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Charleston, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,184
% Native American: 0.81%
# Of Native American Residents: 42
Percent Change Since 2010: 950.0%
More on Charleston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Poplar Bluff, MO

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 16,318
% Native American: 0.75%
# Of Native American Residents: 123
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Poplar Bluff: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gladstone, MO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 26,825
% Native American: 0.73%
# Of Native American Residents: 197
Percent Change Since 2010: 97.0%
More on Gladstone: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Moberly, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,933
% Native American: 0.57%
# Of Native American Residents: 79
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Moberly: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Missouri 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 Missouri.

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 122 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.6% 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. Webb City took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Maryland Heights was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Maryland Heights
  2. Ellisville
  3. St. Ann

For more Missouri reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Missouri?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Webb City 1.6% 12,843
2 Neosho 1.23% 12,439
3 Macon 1.14% 5,459
4 Joplin 0.99% 51,539
5 Harrisonville 0.94% 10,070
6 Carthage 0.92% 15,395
7 Charleston 0.81% 5,184
8 Poplar Bluff 0.75% 16,318
9 Gladstone 0.73% 26,825
10 Moberly 0.57% 13,933
11 Chillicothe 0.53% 9,253
12 Grain Valley 0.5% 15,435
13 Pacific 0.49% 6,898
14 Monett 0.48% 9,512
15 West Plains 0.42% 12,048
16 Jennings 0.41% 13,129
17 Boonville 0.41% 8,036
18 Ferguson 0.4% 18,826
19 Springfield 0.37% 168,603
20 Bolivar 0.35% 10,718
21 Nevada 0.35% 8,111
22 Sullivan 0.34% 6,192
23 Marshfield 0.34% 7,391
24 Belton 0.33% 23,832
25 Bonne Terre 0.32% 6,772
26 Parkville 0.32% 7,153
27 St. Joseph 0.32% 73,138
28 Branson 0.32% 12,579
29 Jackson 0.31% 15,272
30 Nixa 0.31% 22,925
31 Cameron 0.31% 8,987
32 Liberty 0.3% 30,129
33 Pevely 0.3% 5,974
34 Overland 0.3% 15,908
35 Maryville 0.29% 11,070
36 Caruthersville 0.29% 5,606
37 Smithville 0.28% 10,211
38 Clinton 0.28% 8,844
39 Mexico 0.27% 11,592
40 Berkeley 0.26% 8,310
41 Jefferson City 0.25% 43,076
42 Independence 0.24% 122,230
43 De Soto 0.23% 6,429
44 Kirksville 0.23% 17,600
45 Lebanon 0.22% 14,880
46 Kansas City 0.21% 502,597
47 Warrensburg 0.19% 19,509
48 Troy 0.19% 12,463
49 Blue Springs 0.19% 58,265
50 St. Louis 0.19% 302,787
51 Kearney 0.19% 10,260
52 Trenton 0.18% 5,547
53 Olivette 0.18% 8,408
54 Columbia 0.17% 124,342
55 Town And Country 0.17% 11,440
56 Hannibal 0.16% 17,165
57 Park Hills 0.15% 8,708
58 Ozark 0.15% 20,874
59 Carl Junction 0.15% 8,099
60 Republic 0.14% 18,313
61 Raymore 0.14% 22,722
62 Rolla 0.14% 19,949
63 Fulton 0.13% 12,691
64 St. Charles 0.13% 70,218
65 Festus 0.12% 12,609
66 St. Peters 0.12% 57,289
67 Marshall 0.11% 13,431
68 Aurora 0.1% 7,268
69 Chesterfield 0.09% 49,675
70 Farmington 0.09% 17,959
71 Bridgeton 0.09% 11,417
72 Ballwin 0.08% 30,998
73 Arnold 0.08% 20,808
74 Shrewsbury 0.08% 6,362
75 Des Peres 0.08% 9,096
76 Perryville 0.07% 8,482
77 Washington 0.07% 14,607
78 Raytown 0.07% 29,893
79 Excelsior Springs 0.07% 10,595
80 Lee's Summit 0.05% 100,772
81 Creve Coeur 0.05% 18,648
82 Clayton 0.05% 16,905
83 Brentwood 0.05% 8,198
84 Cape Girardeau 0.05% 39,415
85 Sedalia 0.05% 21,696
86 Sikeston 0.04% 16,054
87 Florissant 0.04% 52,382
88 Webster Groves 0.04% 23,817
89 University City 0.04% 34,953
90 Wildwood 0.04% 35,384
91 O'fallon 0.04% 90,802
92 Union 0.03% 12,108
93 Maplewood 0.02% 8,220
94 Kirkwood 0.02% 29,233
95 Wentzville 0.02% 43,213
96 Eureka 0.01% 11,663
97 Grandview 0.01% 25,931
98 Richmond 0.0% 5,961
99 Ladue 0.0% 8,949
100 Battlefield 0.0% 5,957

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