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


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 2022. This is our ninth 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 20,646 - at 0.3% 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 2022

  1. Webb City
  2. Neosho
  3. Charleston
  4. Joplin
  5. Bolivar
  6. Macon
  7. Poplar Bluff
  8. Aurora
  9. Moberly
  10. Pacific

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 2022. 1.7% 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.

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Cities In Missouri With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Webb City, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,884
% Native American: 1.7%
# Of Native American Residents: 202
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.69%
More on Webb City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Neosho, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 12,036
% Native American: 1.35%
# Of Native American Residents: 163
Percent Change Since 2010: -41.58%
More on Neosho: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Charleston, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,478
% Native American: 1.24%
# Of Native American Residents: 68
Percent Change Since 2010: 1600.0%
More on Charleston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Joplin, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 50,580
% Native American: 1.18%
# Of Native American Residents: 599
Percent Change Since 2010: -38.06%
More on Joplin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bolivar, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,000
% Native American: 0.98%
# Of Native American Residents: 108
Percent Change Since 2010: 285.71%
More on Bolivar: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Macon, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,357
% Native American: 0.95%
# Of Native American Residents: 51
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Macon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Poplar Bluff, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,979
% Native American: 0.91%
# Of Native American Residents: 154
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Poplar Bluff: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Aurora, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,461
% Native American: 0.82%
# Of Native American Residents: 61
Percent Change Since 2010: -4.69%
More on Aurora: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Moberly, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 13,710
% Native American: 0.81%
# Of Native American Residents: 111
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Moberly: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pacific, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,780
% Native American: 0.8%
# Of Native American Residents: 54
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Pacific: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Missouri 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 Missouri.

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 123 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.7% 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 Wildwood 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. Wildwood
  2. Oak Grove
  3. Odessa

For more Missouri reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Missouri?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Webb City 1.7% 11,884
2 Neosho 1.35% 12,036
3 Charleston 1.24% 5,478
4 Joplin 1.18% 50,580
5 Bolivar 0.98% 11,000
6 Macon 0.95% 5,357
7 Poplar Bluff 0.91% 16,979
8 Aurora 0.82% 7,461
9 Moberly 0.81% 13,710
10 Pacific 0.8% 6,780
11 Ferguson 0.76% 20,631
12 Bonne Terre 0.74% 7,037
13 Gladstone 0.72% 27,365
14 Boonville 0.71% 8,300
15 Grain Valley 0.71% 14,261
16 Carthage 0.71% 14,699
17 Nixa 0.71% 22,086
18 Ladue 0.68% 8,631
19 Marshfield 0.65% 7,425
20 Springfield 0.59% 167,601
21 Harrisonville 0.52% 10,084
22 Chillicothe 0.49% 9,106
23 Overland 0.49% 15,644
24 University City 0.48% 34,336
25 Fulton 0.47% 12,696
26 Park Hills 0.46% 8,512
27 West Plains 0.43% 12,290
28 Nevada 0.43% 8,198
29 De Soto 0.42% 6,359
30 Pevely 0.42% 5,937
31 St. Joseph 0.39% 75,369
32 Branson 0.37% 11,526
33 Belton 0.36% 23,568
34 Smithville 0.34% 10,269
35 Columbia 0.33% 122,659
36 Cameron 0.32% 8,941
37 Monett 0.32% 9,035
38 Maryville 0.32% 11,641
39 Kearney 0.31% 10,460
40 Perryville 0.31% 8,500
41 Farmington 0.3% 18,792
42 Clinton 0.28% 8,792
43 Liberty 0.28% 31,761
44 Jennings 0.26% 14,672
45 Kennett 0.25% 10,069
46 Trenton 0.25% 5,679
47 Independence 0.25% 117,139
48 Lebanon 0.24% 14,735
49 Caruthersville 0.24% 5,518
50 Kansas City 0.23% 491,158
51 Olivette 0.23% 7,837
52 Hannibal 0.23% 17,312
53 St. Charles 0.23% 70,650
54 Festus 0.22% 12,054
55 Warrensburg 0.22% 20,313
56 St. Peters 0.22% 57,536
57 Blue Springs 0.21% 55,415
58 Troy 0.21% 12,457
59 Raymore 0.21% 21,676
60 St. Louis 0.2% 304,709
61 Parkville 0.2% 7,122
62 Mexico 0.19% 11,535
63 Kirksville 0.19% 17,645
64 Florissant 0.18% 51,220
65 Jefferson City 0.18% 42,670
66 Ozark 0.18% 20,216
67 St. Ann 0.17% 12,689
68 Richmond 0.16% 5,622
69 Arnold 0.16% 21,144
70 Sikeston 0.16% 16,664
71 Town And Country 0.15% 11,109
72 Rolla 0.14% 20,273
73 Des Peres 0.13% 8,654
74 Lee's Summit 0.12% 98,997
75 Sedalia 0.12% 21,634
76 Carl Junction 0.11% 8,202
77 Creve Coeur 0.1% 18,627
78 Raytown 0.1% 29,176
79 Washington 0.09% 14,052
80 Shrewsbury 0.08% 6,108
81 Bridgeton 0.08% 11,577
82 Excelsior Springs 0.07% 11,688
83 O'fallon 0.06% 88,132
84 Ballwin 0.06% 30,177
85 Berkeley 0.06% 8,912
86 Maplewood 0.05% 8,073
87 Chesterfield 0.05% 47,603
88 Republic 0.04% 16,571
89 Union 0.03% 11,931
90 Cape Girardeau 0.03% 40,100
91 Kirkwood 0.02% 27,772
92 Eureka 0.01% 10,203
93 Grandview 0.01% 24,990
94 Marshall 0.01% 12,920
95 Sullivan 0.0% 6,499
96 Valley Park 0.0% 6,813
97 Bellefontaine Neighbors 0.0% 10,441
98 Warrenton 0.0% 8,388
99 Battlefield 0.0% 6,375
100 Black Jack 0.0% 6,930

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