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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Pennsylvania 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 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 12,224 - 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 2022

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

Which city in Pennsylvania had the largest Native American population?

Northampton took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Pennsylvania for 2022. 0.76% of Northampton 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 2022

Northampton, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,869
% Native American: 0.76%
# Of Native American Residents: 75
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Northampton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Media, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,658
% Native American: 0.72%
# Of Native American Residents: 41
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Media: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milton, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,558
% Native American: 0.66%
# Of Native American Residents: 43
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Swarthmore, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,339
% Native American: 0.57%
# Of Native American Residents: 36
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Swarthmore: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clifton Heights, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,700
% Native American: 0.55%
# Of Native American Residents: 37
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Clifton Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Huntingdon, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,950
% Native American: 0.49%
# Of Native American Residents: 34
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Huntingdon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Whitehall, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,437
% Native American: 0.45%
# Of Native American Residents: 60
Percent Change Since 2010: 566.67%
More on Whitehall: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nanticoke, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,296
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 45
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Nanticoke: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Waynesboro, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,898
% Native American: 0.42%
# Of Native American Residents: 46
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Waynesboro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Williamsport, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 28,437
% Native American: 0.41%
# Of Native American Residents: 117
Percent Change Since 2010: 875.0%
More on Williamsport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

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 184 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 0.76% 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. Northampton took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Birdsboro 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.

Summary: 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. Birdsboro
  2. Ephrata
  3. Edinboro

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Pennsylvania?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Northampton 0.76% 9,869
2 Media 0.72% 5,658
3 Milton 0.66% 6,558
4 Swarthmore 0.57% 6,339
5 Clifton Heights 0.55% 6,700
6 Huntingdon 0.49% 6,950
7 Whitehall 0.45% 13,437
8 Nanticoke 0.44% 10,296
9 Waynesboro 0.42% 10,898
10 Williamsport 0.41% 28,437
11 Erie 0.41% 96,616
12 Lewi 0.39% 8,157
13 Aliquippa 0.35% 8,918
14 Emmaus 0.34% 11,438
15 Clearfield 0.34% 5,878
16 Lock Haven 0.33% 8,997
17 Shamokin 0.3% 7,007
18 Stroudsburg 0.29% 5,514
19 Harrisburg 0.25% 49,247
20 Carnegie 0.24% 7,839
21 Helle 0.24% 5,835
22 Hermitage 0.23% 15,603
23 Wilkes-Barre 0.21% 40,805
24 Philadelphia 0.2% 1,581,531
25 Selinsgrove 0.2% 5,923
26 Dubois 0.2% 7,413
27 Indiana 0.2% 13,162
28 Collegeville 0.2% 5,105
29 Millersville 0.19% 8,309
30 Morrisville 0.19% 8,540
31 Souderton 0.19% 7,019
32 Sharon 0.18% 13,101
33 White Oak 0.16% 7,472
34 Moosic 0.16% 5,777
35 West View 0.15% 6,547
36 Greenville 0.15% 5,347
37 Ellwood City 0.15% 7,436
38 Bradford 0.14% 8,284
39 Blakely 0.14% 6,234
40 New Brighton 0.14% 5,731
41 Pittsburgh 0.13% 301,286
42 East Stroudsburg 0.13% 10,232
43 Canonsburg 0.12% 8,815
44 York 0.12% 44,019
45 Mckeesport 0.12% 19,128
46 Allentown 0.12% 121,156
47 Franklin Park 0.12% 14,701
48 Altoona 0.11% 43,669
49 Reading 0.11% 88,333
50 Nazareth 0.11% 5,705
51 Grove City 0.1% 7,829
52 Jeannette 0.1% 9,146
53 Middl 0.1% 9,410
54 Oakmont 0.09% 6,504
55 Tamaqua 0.09% 6,699
56 Carlisle 0.09% 19,188
57 Old Forge 0.09% 7,909
58 Bellevue 0.09% 8,088
59 Perkasie 0.08% 8,646
60 Hatboro 0.08% 7,458
61 Collingdale 0.08% 8,776
62 Pittston 0.08% 7,729
63 Bristol 0.07% 9,577
64 Bethlehem 0.07% 75,571
65 Kingston 0.07% 12,859
66 Dickson City 0.07% 5,778
67 Butler 0.07% 13,008
68 Swissvale 0.07% 8,724
69 Columbia 0.07% 10,369
70 Lebanon 0.07% 25,779
71 Elizabet 0.06% 11,445
72 Coatesville 0.05% 13,096
73 St. Marys 0.05% 12,333
74 Pott 0.04% 22,633
75 Lansdale 0.04% 16,846
76 Norri 0.04% 34,392
77 New Kensington 0.04% 12,378
78 Chester 0.04% 33,855
79 Hollidaysburg 0.04% 5,675
80 Hazleton 0.03% 24,804
81 Baldwin 0.03% 19,667
82 Scranton 0.03% 76,997
83 Lancaster 0.03% 59,321
84 Meadville 0.02% 12,684
85 Chambersburg 0.02% 21,017
86 State College 0.02% 42,100
87 Mechanicsburg 0.01% 8,977
88 Sunbury 0.01% 9,446
89 Johnstown 0.01% 19,381
90 Steelton 0.0% 5,964
91 Catasauqua 0.0% 6,592
92 South Williamsport 0.0% 6,129
93 Somerset 0.0% 5,888
94 Shippensburg 0.0% 5,621
95 Shillington 0.0% 5,306
96 Clairton 0.0% 6,574
97 Sharon Hill 0.0% 5,680
98 Clarion 0.0% 5,650
99 Connellsville 0.0% 7,414
100 Conshohocken 0.0% 8,039

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