The 10 New York Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in New York 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 New York 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 New York 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 New York is 42,429 - at 0.2% of the total population of New York.

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

The 10 Cities In New York With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

  1. Salamanca
  2. Massena
  3. Warwick
  4. Saranac Lake
  5. Olean
  6. Ogdensburg
  7. Niagara Falls
  8. Manorhaven
  9. Oneida
  10. East Rochester

Which city in New York had the largest Native American population?

Salamanca took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in New York for 2022. 19.15% of Salamanca identify as Native American.

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

To see where New York 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 New York or the most diverse places in New York.

For more New York reading, check out:

Cities In New York With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Salamanca, NY

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,466
% Native American: 19.15%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,047
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.33%
More on Salamanca: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Massena, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,617
% Native American: 1.94%
# Of Native American Residents: 187
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.21%
More on Massena: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Warwick, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,769
% Native American: 1.7%
# Of Native American Residents: 115
Percent Change Since 2010: 187.5%
More on Warwick: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Saranac Lake, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,548
% Native American: 1.69%
# Of Native American Residents: 94
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Saranac Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Olean, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,580
% Native American: 1.45%
# Of Native American Residents: 197
Percent Change Since 2010: 111.83%
More on Olean: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ogdensburg, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,559
% Native American: 1.08%
# Of Native American Residents: 114
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.15%
More on Ogdensburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Niagara Falls, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 47,978
% Native American: 1.0%
# Of Native American Residents: 481
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.55%
More on Niagara Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manorhaven, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,725
% Native American: 0.97%
# Of Native American Residents: 65
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Manorhaven: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oneida, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,918
% Native American: 0.93%
# Of Native American Residents: 101
Percent Change Since 2010: 98.04%
More on Oneida: Real Estate | Data | Photos

East Rochester, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,530
% Native American: 0.83%
# Of Native American Residents: 54
Percent Change Since 2010: 800.0%
More on East Rochester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In New York 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 New York.

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 164 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 19.15% 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. Salamanca took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Mamaroneck was the least Native American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in New York 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 New York

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

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

  1. Mamaroneck
  2. Horseheads
  3. Hudson

For more New York reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In New York?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Salamanca 19.15% 5,466
2 Massena 1.94% 9,617
3 Warwick 1.7% 6,769
4 Saranac Lake 1.69% 5,548
5 Olean 1.45% 13,580
6 Ogdensburg 1.08% 10,559
7 Niagara Falls 1.0% 47,978
8 Manorhaven 0.97% 6,725
9 Oneida 0.93% 10,918
10 East Rochester 0.83% 6,530
11 Syracuse 0.82% 142,553
12 Norwich 0.78% 6,629
13 Watertown 0.73% 25,224
14 Kenmore 0.73% 15,081
15 Gloversville 0.71% 14,771
16 Rye 0.69% 15,769
17 Monticello 0.62% 6,429
18 Fredonia 0.61% 10,311
19 Potsdam 0.6% 9,003
20 Schenectady 0.58% 65,336
21 Williamsville 0.58% 5,194
22 Lockport 0.57% 20,420
23 Solvay 0.54% 6,299
24 North Syracuse 0.5% 6,737
25 Hudson Falls 0.48% 7,067
26 Port Jervis 0.46% 8,541
27 North Tonawanda 0.44% 30,338
28 Utica 0.41% 59,984
29 Colonie 0.39% 7,686
30 Buffalo 0.38% 255,805
31 West Haverstraw 0.38% 10,220
32 Herkimer 0.38% 6,912
33 Fairport 0.37% 5,336
34 New Hyde Park 0.37% 9,746
35 Plattsburgh 0.37% 19,343
36 Patchogue 0.36% 12,389
37 Geneva 0.35% 12,720
38 Mount Vernon 0.34% 67,623
39 Ilion 0.33% 7,766
40 Yonkers 0.33% 200,183
41 Fulton 0.32% 11,209
42 Lackawanna 0.29% 17,751
43 Hempstead 0.29% 55,153
44 Canandaigua 0.27% 10,241
45 Lancaster 0.27% 10,087
46 Cohoes 0.26% 16,708
47 Newburgh 0.25% 28,146
48 Rochester 0.25% 206,357
49 Poughkeepsie 0.24% 30,341
50 Mechanicville 0.24% 5,077
51 Long Beach 0.23% 33,475
52 Rensselaer 0.23% 9,223
53 Jamestown 0.23% 29,290
54 Glen Cove 0.21% 27,172
55 Dunkirk 0.21% 11,812
56 Ballston Spa 0.21% 5,675
57 Hornell 0.21% 8,274
58 Peekskill 0.19% 24,111
59 Binghamton 0.19% 44,819
60 Batavia 0.19% 14,490
61 Beacon 0.19% 13,723
62 Bayville 0.18% 6,720
63 Rye Brook 0.17% 9,554
64 New York 0.17% 8,379,552
65 Elmira 0.17% 27,236
66 Rome 0.16% 32,217
67 Canton 0.15% 6,486
68 Malverne 0.15% 8,516
69 Bath 0.15% 5,493
70 Middletown 0.14% 28,018
71 Floral Park 0.14% 15,979
72 Williston Park 0.12% 7,266
73 Medina 0.12% 5,829
74 Auburn 0.12% 26,383
75 Ithaca 0.11% 30,715
76 Scotia 0.1% 7,648
77 Oneonta 0.1% 13,855
78 Malone 0.09% 5,644
79 Kingston 0.09% 22,954
80 Oswego 0.09% 17,371
81 Brockport 0.07% 8,142
82 Geneseo 0.07% 8,218
83 Monroe 0.07% 8,567
84 Albany 0.07% 96,860
85 Farmingdale 0.07% 8,869
86 Troy 0.06% 49,253
87 Lindenhurst 0.06% 26,885
88 Johnson City 0.06% 14,329
89 Mineola 0.06% 19,267
90 White Plains 0.06% 58,171
91 Newark 0.06% 8,868
92 Depew 0.05% 15,069
93 Spring Valley 0.04% 32,295
94 Amityville 0.04% 9,440
95 Haverstraw 0.03% 12,076
96 Endicott 0.03% 12,684
97 Harrison 0.02% 28,363
98 Scarsdale 0.02% 17,890
99 Port Chester 0.02% 29,210
100 Amsterdam 0.02% 17,823

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