The 10 Pennsylvania Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2021


We used data and science to determine the cities in Pennsylvania with the largest Native American population.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania is 14,483 - at 0.1% of the total population of Pennsylvania.

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

The 10 Cities In Pennsylvania With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

  1. Milton
  2. Northampton
  3. Swarthmore
  4. Shamokin
  5. Media
  6. Lewi
  7. Waynesboro
  8. Huntingdon
  9. Nanticoke
  10. Clifton Heights

Which city in Pennsylvania had the largest Native American population?

Milton took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Pennsylvania for 2021. 1.79% of Milton identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Pennsylvania With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

Milton, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,697
% Native American: 1.79%
# Of Native American Residents: 120
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Northampton, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,847
% Native American: 1.41%
# Of Native American Residents: 139
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Northampton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Swarthmore, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,318
% Native American: 0.9%
# Of Native American Residents: 57
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Swarthmore: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Shamokin, PA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,051
% Native American: 0.88%
# Of Native American Residents: 62
Percent Change Since 2010: -55.71%
More on Shamokin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Media, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,487
% Native American: 0.75%
# Of Native American Residents: 41
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Media: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,194
% Native American: 0.62%
# Of Native American Residents: 51
Percent Change Since 2010: 466.67%
More on Lewi: Real Estate | Data

Waynesboro, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,860
% Native American: 0.62%
# Of Native American Residents: 67
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Waynesboro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Huntingdon, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,977
% Native American: 0.6%
# Of Native American Residents: 42
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Huntingdon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nanticoke, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,304
% Native American: 0.52%
# Of Native American Residents: 54
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Nanticoke: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clifton Heights, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,696
% Native American: 0.48%
# Of Native American Residents: 32
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Clifton Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Pennsylvania With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

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 Pennsylvania.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 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 185 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.79% 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. Milton took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Berwick was the least Native American city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Pennsylvania 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.

There You Have It - Native American Populations Across Pennsylvania

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

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

  1. Berwick
  2. Blakely
  3. Jefferson Hills

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Pennsylvania?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Milton 1.79% 6,697
2 Northampton 1.41% 9,847
3 Swarthmore 0.9% 6,318
4 Shamokin 0.88% 7,051
5 Media 0.75% 5,487
6 Lewi 0.62% 8,194
7 Waynesboro 0.62% 10,860
8 Huntingdon 0.6% 6,977
9 Nanticoke 0.52% 10,304
10 Clifton Heights 0.48% 6,696
11 Williamsport 0.48% 28,562
12 Columbia 0.41% 10,382
13 Souderton 0.4% 6,962
14 Lansdale 0.4% 16,675
15 Erie 0.39% 97,263
16 Franklin Park 0.36% 14,589
17 Clearfield 0.35% 5,921
18 Emmaus 0.3% 11,391
19 South Williamsport 0.28% 6,150
20 Selinsgrove 0.27% 5,927
21 Aliquippa 0.27% 9,004
22 Millersville 0.26% 8,322
23 Lock Haven 0.25% 9,247
24 West View 0.24% 6,601
25 Helle 0.24% 5,831
26 Whitehall 0.23% 13,517
27 Indiana 0.22% 13,346
28 Philadelphia 0.21% 1,579,075
29 Carnegie 0.2% 7,883
30 Mechanicsburg 0.2% 9,006
31 Lansdowne 0.2% 10,638
32 Collegeville 0.19% 5,152
33 Tamaqua 0.19% 6,731
34 Bradford 0.19% 8,355
35 York 0.19% 44,022
36 Greenville 0.18% 5,459
37 Wilkes-Barre 0.18% 40,867
38 Nazareth 0.18% 5,699
39 Dubois 0.17% 7,462
40 Stroudsburg 0.16% 5,499
41 Old Forge 0.16% 7,965
42 New Brighton 0.16% 5,780
43 Plymouth 0.15% 5,820
44 Johnstown 0.15% 19,569
45 Ephrata 0.15% 13,810
46 White Oak 0.15% 7,540
47 Ellwood City 0.14% 7,679
48 Middl 0.14% 9,315
49 Lebanon 0.14% 25,793
50 Allentown 0.13% 120,915
51 Perkasie 0.13% 8,550
52 Sharon 0.12% 13,227
53 Morrisville 0.12% 8,573
54 Harrisburg 0.12% 49,209
55 Butler 0.11% 13,092
56 Bristol 0.11% 9,605
57 Canonsburg 0.11% 8,844
58 Reading 0.11% 88,232
59 Pittsburgh 0.11% 302,205
60 Yeadon 0.1% 11,485
61 Bellevue 0.1% 8,146
62 West Mifflin 0.1% 19,834
63 Kingston 0.09% 12,873
64 Oakmont 0.09% 6,480
65 Plum 0.09% 27,195
66 Pittston 0.09% 7,765
67 Mckeesport 0.09% 19,225
68 East Stroudsburg 0.09% 10,333
69 Carlisle 0.08% 19,153
70 Hermitage 0.08% 15,693
71 Hatboro 0.08% 7,449
72 Bethlehem 0.08% 75,461
73 Chambersburg 0.08% 20,832
74 Jeannette 0.08% 9,216
75 Norri 0.07% 34,443
76 Dickson City 0.07% 5,802
77 Altoona 0.06% 43,987
78 Coatesville 0.05% 13,136
79 Hollidaysburg 0.05% 5,701
80 Elizabet 0.05% 11,469
81 State College 0.05% 42,275
82 Edinboro 0.05% 5,794
83 Pott 0.05% 22,670
84 St. Marys 0.05% 12,429
85 Swissvale 0.05% 8,760
86 Collingdale 0.05% 8,791
87 Easton 0.04% 27,122
88 Baldwin 0.03% 19,752
89 Hazleton 0.03% 24,857
90 Chester 0.03% 33,982
91 Scranton 0.03% 77,054
92 Doyle 0.02% 8,286
93 Lancaster 0.02% 59,433
94 Meadville 0.02% 12,864
95 West Chester 0.0% 20,034
96 Shillington 0.0% 5,300
97 Archbald 0.0% 6,988
98 Punxsutawney 0.0% 5,770
99 Prospect Park 0.0% 6,483
100 Pottsville 0.0% 13,648

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