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


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 2022. This is our ninth 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 35,842 - at 0.9% 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 2022

  1. Madras
  2. North Bend
  3. Lincoln City
  4. Klamath Falls
  5. Pendleton
  6. Brookings
  7. Baker City
  8. Central Point
  9. Medford
  10. Prineville

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 2022. 10.63% 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 2022

Madras, OR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,934
% Native American: 10.63%
# Of Native American Residents: 737
Percent Change Since 2010: 74.64%
More on Madras: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North Bend, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,708
% Native American: 3.8%
# Of Native American Residents: 369
Percent Change Since 2010: 186.05%
More on North Bend: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lincoln City, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,007
% Native American: 2.43%
# Of Native American Residents: 219
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.15%
More on Lincoln City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Klamath Falls, OR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 21,509
% Native American: 2.29%
# Of Native American Residents: 492
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.9%
More on Klamath Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pendleton, OR

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,685
% Native American: 2.28%
# Of Native American Residents: 380
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.72%
More on Pendleton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brookings, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,475
% Native American: 1.88%
# Of Native American Residents: 122
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.0%
More on Brookings: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Baker City, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,786
% Native American: 1.68%
# Of Native American Residents: 164
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.26%
More on Baker City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Central Point, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,648
% Native American: 1.45%
# Of Native American Residents: 270
Percent Change Since 2010: 864.29%
More on Central Point: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Medford, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 82,098
% Native American: 1.32%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,085
Percent Change Since 2010: 173.3%
More on Medford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Prineville, OR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 10,429
% Native American: 1.31%
# Of Native American Residents: 137
Percent Change Since 2010: -25.54%
More on Prineville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Oregon 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 Oregon.

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 73 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 10.63% 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 Sutherlin 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. Sutherlin
  2. Eagle Point
  3. Talent

For more Oregon reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Oregon?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Madras 10.63% 6,934
2 North Bend 3.8% 9,708
3 Lincoln City 2.43% 9,007
4 Klamath Falls 2.29% 21,509
5 Pendleton 2.28% 16,685
6 Brookings 1.88% 6,475
7 Baker City 1.68% 9,786
8 Central Point 1.45% 18,648
9 Medford 1.32% 82,098
10 Prineville 1.31% 10,429
11 Dallas 1.31% 16,612
12 Scappoose 1.22% 7,436
13 Newport 1.12% 10,767
14 Roseburg 1.05% 23,237
15 Coos Bay 1.0% 16,326
16 Gladstone 0.99% 12,316
17 Gresham 0.98% 110,456
18 Oregon City 0.98% 37,057
19 Troutdale 0.97% 16,433
20 Springfield 0.87% 62,729
21 Monmouth 0.85% 10,411
22 Fairview 0.84% 9,382
23 Salem 0.84% 171,806
24 Sheridan 0.82% 6,122
25 Lake Oswego 0.77% 39,476
26 Sandy 0.74% 11,319
27 Milton-Freewater 0.74% 7,044
28 Umatilla 0.73% 7,215
29 Grants Pass 0.73% 37,938
30 St. Helens 0.71% 13,779
31 Newberg 0.68% 23,676
32 Junction City 0.68% 6,140
33 Florence 0.63% 9,037
34 Silverton 0.62% 10,426
35 Mcminnville 0.61% 34,466
36 Seaside 0.6% 6,811
37 The Dalles 0.59% 15,518
38 Portland 0.57% 650,380
39 Redmond 0.52% 31,359
40 Eugene 0.51% 170,457
41 Albany 0.47% 54,442
42 Ashland 0.46% 21,138
43 Corvallis 0.45% 58,612
44 Wilsonville 0.45% 24,413
45 Winston 0.44% 5,444
46 Sweet Home 0.42% 9,763
47 Keizer 0.41% 39,408
48 Cottage Grove 0.4% 10,302
49 Molalla 0.39% 9,224
50 Bend 0.37% 97,032
51 Milwaukie 0.36% 21,086
52 West Linn 0.35% 26,764
53 Tualatin 0.35% 27,601
54 Canby 0.32% 17,860
55 Happy Valley 0.3% 22,049
56 Sherwood 0.3% 19,745
57 Lebanon 0.29% 17,144
58 Beaverton 0.27% 98,567
59 Forest Grove 0.27% 24,847
60 Astoria 0.26% 9,929
61 Stayton 0.26% 8,199
62 Independence 0.26% 10,178
63 La Grande 0.25% 13,380
64 Hillsboro 0.24% 108,026
65 Tigard 0.21% 54,149
66 Cornelius 0.2% 12,767
67 Woodburn 0.17% 26,008
68 Hermiston 0.15% 17,512
69 Ontario 0.1% 11,031
70 Hood River 0.04% 7,745
71 Talent 0.0% 6,553
72 Eagle Point 0.0% 9,316
73 Sutherlin 0.0% 8,060

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