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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas is 55,658 - at 0.2% of the total population of Texas.

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

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

  1. Wake Village
  2. Kermit
  3. Commerce
  4. Seminole
  5. Borger
  6. Gainesville
  7. Freeport
  8. Rusk
  9. Azle
  10. Bridgeport

Which city in Texas had the largest Native American population?

Wake Village took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Texas for 2023. 2.81% of Wake Village identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Texas With The Largest Native American Population For 2023

Source: Public Domain
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8
/10

Population: 5,907
% Native American: 2.81%
# Of Native American Residents: 166
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Wake Village: Real Estate | Data

Kermit, TX

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6
/10

Population: 6,078
% Native American: 2.37%
# Of Native American Residents: 144
Percent Change Since 2010: 118.18%
More on Kermit: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Commerce, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,667
% Native American: 2.02%
# Of Native American Residents: 175
Percent Change Since 2010: 525.0%
More on Commerce: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Seminole, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,913
% Native American: 1.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 104
Percent Change Since 2010: 103.92%
More on Seminole: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Borger, TX

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 12,612
% Native American: 1.36%
# Of Native American Residents: 172
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.99%
More on Borger: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gainesville, TX

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5
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Population: 17,146
% Native American: 1.22%
# Of Native American Residents: 209
Percent Change Since 2010: 75.63%
More on Gainesville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Freeport, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,864
% Native American: 1.21%
# Of Native American Residents: 131
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Freeport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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3
/10

Population: 5,501
% Native American: 1.2%
# Of Native American Residents: 66
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Rusk: Real Estate | Data

Azle, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,157
% Native American: 1.13%
# Of Native American Residents: 149
Percent Change Since 2010: 964.29%
More on Azle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,781
% Native American: 1.12%
# Of Native American Residents: 65
Percent Change Since 2010: 333.33%
More on Bridgeport: Real Estate | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Texas 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 Texas.

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 326 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 2.81% 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. Wake Village took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Port Isabel was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Port Isabel
  2. Port Lavaca
  3. Port Neches

For more Texas reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Texas?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Wake Village 2.81% 5,907
2 Kermit 2.37% 6,078
3 Commerce 2.02% 8,667
4 Seminole 1.5% 6,913
5 Borger 1.36% 12,612
6 Gainesville 1.22% 17,146
7 Freeport 1.21% 10,864
8 Rusk 1.2% 5,501
9 Azle 1.13% 13,157
10 Bridgeport 1.12% 5,781
11 Lampasas 1.12% 7,221
12 Mexia 1.09% 6,946
13 La Marque 1.09% 18,065
14 Muleshoe 1.06% 5,781
15 Hempstead 1.0% 5,709
16 Pampa 0.88% 16,817
17 Hurst 0.88% 40,114
18 Nederland 0.84% 18,502
19 Sachse 0.84% 26,797
20 Celina 0.8% 16,542
21 Socorro 0.77% 34,687
22 Stephenville 0.77% 20,504
23 Vernon 0.71% 10,206
24 Joshua 0.69% 7,722
25 Seagoville 0.68% 18,263
26 Richland Hills 0.68% 8,505
27 Perryton 0.67% 8,815
28 Live Oak 0.66% 15,554
29 Canyon 0.64% 14,669
30 Anna 0.64% 16,792
31 Heath 0.63% 9,362
32 Beeville 0.62% 13,780
33 Addison 0.62% 16,405
34 Terrell 0.61% 17,083
35 Lake Dallas 0.59% 7,594
36 Denison 0.59% 24,324
37 Keene 0.58% 6,254
38 Saginaw 0.56% 23,676
39 Fair Oaks Ranch 0.55% 9,951
40 La Porte 0.55% 35,566
41 Weatherford 0.55% 30,385
42 Paris 0.54% 24,447
43 West University Place 0.53% 14,975
44 Pearland 0.52% 122,609
45 River Oaks 0.5% 7,623
46 Murphy 0.49% 20,655
47 Gun Barrel City 0.47% 6,152
48 Bonham 0.46% 10,295
49 Childress 0.43% 5,751
50 Burkburnett 0.43% 10,851
51 Wichita Falls 0.42% 102,563
52 Hereford 0.42% 15,043
53 Alice 0.42% 18,001
54 Big Spring 0.41% 26,199
55 Watauga 0.39% 23,649
56 Graham 0.39% 8,718
57 Dalhart 0.38% 8,354
58 Sherman 0.38% 43,273
59 Slaton 0.37% 5,886
60 Victoria 0.37% 65,643
61 Greenville 0.37% 28,128
62 Carrizo Springs 0.36% 5,014
63 Alamo Heights 0.35% 7,360
64 Crockett 0.34% 6,441
65 Midland 0.34% 130,765
66 Harker Heights 0.33% 32,320
67 Sugar Land 0.32% 110,272
68 Prosper 0.32% 28,825
69 Levelland 0.32% 12,854
70 Amarillo 0.31% 200,371
71 Mckinney 0.31% 189,394
72 Odessa 0.31% 112,640
73 Granbury 0.31% 10,453
74 University Park 0.3% 25,029
75 Little Elm 0.3% 45,124
76 Bedford 0.3% 49,576
77 Rockdale 0.3% 5,378
78 Dumas 0.29% 14,565
79 Colleyville 0.29% 25,827
80 Irving 0.29% 254,184
81 Mesquite 0.28% 149,848
82 Cameron 0.28% 5,350
83 Gatesville 0.28% 15,997
84 Decatur 0.27% 6,557
85 Hewitt 0.27% 15,707
86 Huntsville 0.27% 45,446
87 Cibolo 0.27% 31,489
88 Denton 0.27% 139,704
89 Sweetwater 0.26% 10,605
90 El Paso 0.26% 676,395
91 Bowie 0.26% 5,359
92 Taylor 0.26% 16,154
93 Killeen 0.26% 150,082
94 Cleburne 0.26% 30,984
95 Frisco 0.26% 193,140
96 Uvalde 0.25% 15,374
97 Lubbock 0.25% 255,537
98 Richardson 0.25% 115,904
99 Lumberton 0.25% 13,447
100 Garland 0.24% 245,075

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