There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:
- 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 Tennessee 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 tennessee is 15,172 – at 0.2% of the total population of tennessee.
So, what how does the Native American population stratify across tennessee? Which cities and towns in tennessee have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?
Which city in tennessee had the largest Native American population?
Atoka took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in tennessee for 2020. 2.43% of Atoka identify as Native American.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where tennessee ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
For more Tennessee reading, check out:
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Cities In Tennessee With The Largest Native American Population For 2020
Atoka is a town in Tipton County, Tennessee, United States. Historians and genealogists can trace Atoka’s origins back to the 1838 charter of Portersville. Atoka adopted Portersville’s charter as its own. World War I Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Joseph B. Adkison lived in Atoka, and he is buried nearby.
Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 5,875.
Goodlettsville is a city in Davidson and Sumner counties, Tennessee. Goodlettsville was incorporated as a city in 1958 with a population of just over 3,000 residents; at the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 15,921 and in 2015 the population was 16,994. Goodlettsville chose to remain autonomous in 1963 when the city of Nashville merged with the government of Davidson County.
Milan is the second largest city after Humboldt in Gibson County, Tennessee, and the largest entirely within the county. It is home to the Milan Army Ammunition Plant, the West Tennessee Agricultural Museum and several historical sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city was the first in Tennessee to begin no-till farming and to flouridate its drinking water. The Milan Endowment for Growth in Academics was the first private community financial endowment for public schools in Tennessee.
Spring Hill is a city in Maury and Williamson counties, Tennessee, located approximately 30 miles south of Nashville. Spring Hill’s population as of 2014 was 34,269.
Harriman is a city located primarily in Roane County, Tennessee, with a small extension into Morgan County. The population of Harriman was 6,350 at the 2010 census.
Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Crossville, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,795 at the 2010 census.
I truly think that your study doesn’t take everything into account about Crossville. For decades, it’s been in the top 10 places to retire in the United States. I was born and raised there, and crime was not much more substantial than the occasional lawn mower being stolen or a little vandalism from time to time. Granted, times do change… But I truly think that if the gaps along Main Street were filled with shops and an effort was made to revitalize South Main Street, it’d still be a nice place to live. I think that people should have decent jobs to afford the cost of living and I do fault the Chamber of Commerce for THAT… But it could regain its mountain plateau charm and be a wonderful place to live.
Cumberland Mountain State Park is a great place to have a picnic or walking or fishing or swimming. There’s also been some effort to promote cruising downtown on Friday and Saturday nights as well. Plateau Lanes has a very nice bowling alley and I enjoyed it for years. Lots of camping and hiking to enjoy as well.
Sevierville is a city in and the county seat of Sevier County, Tennessee, located in Eastern Tennessee. The population was 14,807 at the 2010 United States Census and 16,355 according to the 2014 census estimate.
How We Determined The Cities In tennessee With The Largest Native American Population For 2020
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 tennessee.
That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2014-2018 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*
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 94 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 2.43% 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. Atoka took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Lakeland was the least Native American city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in tennessee 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 Tennessee
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Tennessee according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Tennessee:
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