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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon is 32,890 - at 0.8% of the total population of Oregon.

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

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

  1. Madras
  2. North Bend
  3. Prineville
  4. Klamath Falls
  5. Pendleton
  6. Lincoln City
  7. Dallas
  8. Monmouth
  9. Brookings
  10. Coos Bay

Which city in Oregon had the largest Native American population?

Madras took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Oregon for 2023. 10.11% of Madras identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Oregon With The Largest Native American Population For 2023

Madras, OR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,381
% Native American: 10.11%
# Of Native American Residents: 746
Percent Change Since 2010: 76.78%
More on Madras: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North Bend, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,224
% Native American: 3.67%
# Of Native American Residents: 375
Percent Change Since 2010: 190.7%
More on North Bend: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Prineville, OR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 10,611
% Native American: 2.93%
# Of Native American Residents: 311
Percent Change Since 2010: 69.02%
More on Prineville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Klamath Falls, OR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 21,710
% Native American: 2.15%
# Of Native American Residents: 466
Percent Change Since 2010: -20.34%
More on Klamath Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pendleton, OR

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,861
% Native American: 2.06%
# Of Native American Residents: 348
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.36%
More on Pendleton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lincoln City, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,655
% Native American: 1.97%
# Of Native American Residents: 190
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.87%
More on Lincoln City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dallas, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,663
% Native American: 1.54%
# Of Native American Residents: 256
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.8%
More on Dallas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Monmouth, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,735
% Native American: 1.47%
# Of Native American Residents: 158
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.58%
More on Monmouth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brookings, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,706
% Native American: 1.4%
# Of Native American Residents: 94
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.0%
More on Brookings: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coos Bay, OR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 15,921
% Native American: 1.34%
# Of Native American Residents: 214
Percent Change Since 2010: -48.31%
More on Coos Bay: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Oregon 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 Oregon.

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 72 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 10.11% 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. Madras took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Eagle Point was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Eagle Point
  2. Sutherlin
  3. Talent

For more Oregon reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Oregon?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Madras 10.11% 7,381
2 North Bend 3.67% 10,224
3 Prineville 2.93% 10,611
4 Klamath Falls 2.15% 21,710
5 Pendleton 2.06% 16,861
6 Lincoln City 1.97% 9,655
7 Dallas 1.54% 16,663
8 Monmouth 1.47% 10,735
9 Brookings 1.4% 6,706
10 Coos Bay 1.34% 15,921
11 Redmond 1.25% 33,160
12 Baker City 1.14% 9,998
13 Gladstone 1.1% 12,017
14 Springfield 1.04% 62,138
15 Fairview 1.0% 10,439
16 Medford 0.98% 84,894
17 Seaside 0.94% 7,058
18 Umatilla 0.9% 7,224
19 Oregon City 0.86% 37,160
20 Newport 0.8% 10,305
21 Florence 0.77% 9,353
22 Wilsonville 0.76% 25,887
23 Troutdale 0.73% 16,353
24 Scappoose 0.72% 7,871
25 Roseburg 0.72% 23,551
26 Gresham 0.72% 114,164
27 The Dalles 0.7% 15,942
28 Winston 0.68% 5,591
29 Newberg 0.67% 25,108
30 Salem 0.63% 174,193
31 La Grande 0.61% 13,212
32 Cottage Grove 0.58% 10,569
33 Portland 0.57% 647,176
34 Grants Pass 0.56% 38,902
35 Silverton 0.56% 10,402
36 Albany 0.52% 55,776
37 Mcminnville 0.51% 34,224
38 Central Point 0.5% 18,948
39 Keizer 0.48% 39,119
40 Eugene 0.45% 173,278
41 Corvallis 0.43% 59,407
42 Molalla 0.43% 10,060
43 Lake Oswego 0.42% 40,390
44 Milton-Freewater 0.39% 7,143
45 Happy Valley 0.39% 23,442
46 Hermiston 0.35% 19,141
47 St. Helens 0.33% 13,808
48 Ashland 0.33% 21,348
49 Canby 0.32% 18,078
50 Woodburn 0.31% 25,877
51 Bend 0.31% 97,042
52 Sherwood 0.3% 20,281
53 Beaverton 0.29% 97,466
54 Sweet Home 0.29% 9,716
55 Hillsboro 0.28% 105,909
56 Ontario 0.24% 11,465
57 Sandy 0.23% 12,383
58 Stayton 0.23% 8,199
59 Tualatin 0.22% 27,821
60 Tigard 0.22% 54,750
61 Astoria 0.22% 10,166
62 Lebanon 0.21% 18,150
63 Forest Grove 0.21% 25,767
64 Milwaukie 0.2% 21,108
65 Cornelius 0.12% 12,893
66 Junction City 0.1% 6,718
67 West Linn 0.06% 27,173
68 Independence 0.04% 9,850
69 Hood River 0.04% 8,210
70 Talent 0.0% 6,256
71 Sutherlin 0.0% 8,429
72 Eagle Point 0.0% 9,600

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