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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma is 288,801 - at 7.3% of the total population of Oklahoma.

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

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

  1. Anadarko
  2. Tahlequah
  3. Sallisaw
  4. Holdenville
  5. Seminole
  6. Vinita
  7. Pryor Creek
  8. Okmulgee
  9. Miami
  10. Tecumseh

Which city in Oklahoma had the largest Native American population?

Anadarko took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Oklahoma for 2022. 34.03% of Anadarko identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Oklahoma With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Anadarko, OK

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,600
% Native American: 34.03%
# Of Native American Residents: 2,246
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.6%
More on Anadarko: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tahlequah, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 16,684
% Native American: 27.06%
# Of Native American Residents: 4,515
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.73%
More on Tahlequah: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sallisaw, OK

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 8,536
% Native American: 22.67%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,935
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.34%
More on Sallisaw: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Holdenville, OK

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 5,662
% Native American: 21.88%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,239
Percent Change Since 2010: 86.04%
More on Holdenville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Seminole, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,155
% Native American: 21.51%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,539
Percent Change Since 2010: 149.43%
More on Seminole: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Vinita, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,367
% Native American: 20.89%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,121
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.81%
More on Vinita: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pryor Creek, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 9,417
% Native American: 18.0%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,695
Percent Change Since 2010: 81.67%
More on Pryor Creek: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Okmulgee, OK

Overall SnackAbility

1
/10

Population: 11,768
% Native American: 17.81%
# Of Native American Residents: 2,096
Percent Change Since 2010: 77.48%
More on Okmulgee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Miami, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,176
% Native American: 17.46%
# Of Native American Residents: 2,300
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.25%
More on Miami: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tecumseh, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,721
% Native American: 16.31%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,096
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.48%
More on Tecumseh: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma.

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 71 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 34.03% to 0.17%.

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. Anadarko took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Guymon was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Guymon
  2. Altus
  3. Woodward

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Oklahoma?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Anadarko 34.03% 6,600
2 Tahlequah 27.06% 16,684
3 Sallisaw 22.67% 8,536
4 Holdenville 21.88% 5,662
5 Seminole 21.51% 7,155
6 Vinita 20.89% 5,367
7 Pryor Creek 18.0% 9,417
8 Okmulgee 17.81% 11,768
9 Miami 17.46% 13,176
10 Tecumseh 16.31% 6,721
11 Claremore 16.3% 18,875
12 Ada 16.25% 17,399
13 Muskogee 15.88% 37,337
14 Shawnee 14.31% 31,361
15 Henryetta 14.3% 5,586
16 Hugo 13.98% 5,114
17 Durant 13.07% 18,516
18 Idabel 12.54% 6,872
19 Grove 11.56% 7,060
20 Collinsville 11.41% 7,140
21 Wagoner 11.18% 9,061
22 Catoosa 10.95% 7,930
23 Sapulpa 10.17% 21,170
24 Glenpool 9.24% 13,836
25 Sand Springs 9.02% 19,912
26 Ponca City 8.4% 23,940
27 Bartlesville 7.98% 36,495
28 El Reno 7.8% 19,539
29 Poteau 7.59% 8,866
30 Coweta 7.53% 9,803
31 Ardmore 6.69% 24,834
32 Noble 6.61% 6,956
33 Blackwell 6.5% 6,634
34 Mcalester 5.83% 18,042
35 Owasso 5.72% 36,395
36 Newcastle 5.21% 10,425
37 Cushing 5.13% 7,759
38 Jenks 5.09% 22,933
39 Tuttle 5.02% 7,348
40 Blanchard 4.89% 8,362
41 Broken Arrow 4.74% 108,875
42 Mustang 4.72% 22,228
43 Clinton 4.67% 9,117
44 Harrah 4.55% 6,480
45 Purcell 4.43% 6,508
46 Tulsa 4.14% 402,441
47 Pauls Valley 4.11% 6,128
48 Duncan 4.1% 22,529
49 Lawton 4.05% 93,535
50 Norman 3.9% 124,086
51 Bixby 3.84% 27,315
52 Bethany 3.84% 19,292
53 Moore 3.82% 61,683
54 Guthrie 3.76% 11,296
55 Elk City 3.74% 11,544
56 Choctaw 3.66% 12,467
57 Stillwater 3.62% 50,183
58 Chickasha 3.48% 16,326
59 The Village 3.33% 9,500
60 Midwest City 3.23% 57,392
61 Del City 3.2% 21,762
62 Piedmont 2.58% 8,155
63 Weatherford 2.53% 11,908
64 Yukon 2.53% 27,557
65 Oklahoma City 2.49% 649,821
66 Enid 1.86% 50,116
67 Edmond 1.57% 93,101
68 Warr Acres 1.5% 10,169
69 Woodward 1.41% 12,213
70 Altus 1.12% 18,533
71 Guymon 0.17% 11,381

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