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


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 2022. This is our ninth 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 65,132 - 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 2022

  1. Freeport
  2. Wake Village
  3. Commerce
  4. Rusk
  5. Lampasas
  6. Borger
  7. Muleshoe
  8. Seminole
  9. Richland Hills
  10. Paris

Which city in Texas had the largest Native American population?

Freeport took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Texas for 2022. 3.04% of Freeport 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 2022

Freeport, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,184
% Native American: 3.04%
# Of Native American Residents: 371
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Freeport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Source: Public Domain
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8
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Population: 5,611
% Native American: 2.98%
# Of Native American Residents: 167
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Wake Village: Real Estate | Data

Commerce, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,473
% Native American: 2.78%
# Of Native American Residents: 263
Percent Change Since 2010: 839.29%
More on Commerce: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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5
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Population: 5,598
% Native American: 1.45%
# Of Native American Residents: 81
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Rusk: Real Estate | Data

Lampasas, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,869
% Native American: 1.39%
# Of Native American Residents: 109
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.81%
More on Lampasas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Borger, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,534
% Native American: 1.25%
# Of Native American Residents: 157
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.93%
More on Borger: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Muleshoe, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,555
% Native American: 1.24%
# Of Native American Residents: 69
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Muleshoe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Seminole, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,683
% Native American: 1.18%
# Of Native American Residents: 91
Percent Change Since 2010: 78.43%
More on Seminole: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Richland Hills, TX

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,999
% Native American: 1.14%
# Of Native American Residents: 91
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.11%
More on Richland Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Paris, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 24,814
% Native American: 1.14%
# Of Native American Residents: 282
Percent Change Since 2010: -13.5%
More on Paris: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Texas 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 Texas.

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 328 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 3.04% 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. Freeport took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Richmond 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. Richmond
  2. Elsa
  3. Hidalgo

For more Texas reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Texas?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Freeport 3.04% 12,184
2 Wake Village 2.98% 5,611
3 Commerce 2.78% 9,473
4 Rusk 1.45% 5,598
5 Lampasas 1.39% 7,869
6 Borger 1.25% 12,534
7 Muleshoe 1.24% 5,555
8 Seminole 1.18% 7,683
9 Richland Hills 1.14% 7,999
10 Paris 1.14% 24,814
11 Hurst 1.13% 38,783
12 Gainesville 1.12% 16,557
13 Burkburnett 1.1% 11,241
14 Kermit 1.08% 6,283
15 Denison 0.94% 24,851
16 Mexia 0.92% 7,319
17 Vernon 0.84% 10,078
18 Socorro 0.82% 34,329
19 Weatherford 0.78% 32,110
20 Sachse 0.78% 25,888
21 Bonham 0.75% 10,295
22 Big Spring 0.74% 27,878
23 Live Oak 0.73% 16,118
24 Murphy 0.71% 20,711
25 Bellmead 0.71% 10,763
26 Livingston 0.7% 5,162
27 Greenville 0.69% 28,088
28 Saginaw 0.69% 23,835
29 Lake Dallas 0.69% 8,004
30 Hempstead 0.67% 8,056
31 West University Place 0.67% 15,589
32 White Oak 0.67% 6,301
33 Athens 0.65% 12,667
34 Watauga 0.63% 24,487
35 Joshua 0.61% 7,818
36 Pampa 0.61% 17,226
37 La Porte 0.6% 35,340
38 River Oaks 0.59% 7,653
39 Canyon 0.57% 15,648
40 Pearland 0.55% 125,817
41 Lumberton 0.51% 12,939
42 Aransas Pass 0.51% 9,269
43 Wichita Falls 0.5% 104,657
44 Bedford 0.48% 49,145
45 Wylie 0.48% 51,251
46 Addison 0.48% 15,428
47 Seagoville 0.47% 16,726
48 Cibolo 0.46% 30,333
49 Midland 0.46% 141,194
50 Iowa Park 0.46% 6,370
51 Denton 0.44% 139,734
52 League City 0.44% 105,410
53 Cameron 0.44% 5,476
54 Grapevine 0.43% 54,151
55 Levelland 0.43% 13,566
56 Terrell 0.42% 18,513
57 Graham 0.41% 8,618
58 Gun Barrel City 0.41% 6,160
59 Abilene 0.39% 124,691
60 Cleburne 0.38% 30,812
61 Copperas Cove 0.38% 32,960
62 Dalhart 0.38% 8,422
63 Uvalde 0.38% 16,122
64 Burnet 0.38% 6,357
65 Mineral Wells 0.38% 15,130
66 Amarillo 0.37% 199,225
67 Beeville 0.36% 14,261
68 Frisco 0.36% 188,387
69 Jacinto City 0.36% 10,544
70 Mckinney 0.36% 191,197
71 Texarkana 0.35% 36,733
72 Irving 0.34% 240,475
73 Weslaco 0.34% 41,103
74 Woodway 0.34% 8,936
75 Fate 0.34% 14,300
76 Bowie 0.33% 5,075
77 Huntsville 0.33% 41,664
78 Prosper 0.32% 25,887
79 Hewitt 0.31% 14,705
80 Mansfield 0.31% 71,419
81 Taylor 0.31% 17,291
82 Alamo Heights 0.31% 8,501
83 Alice 0.3% 18,859
84 Lubbock 0.3% 257,013
85 Killeen 0.29% 148,573
86 Sherman 0.29% 43,239
87 Hereford 0.29% 14,692
88 Sweetwater 0.29% 10,601
89 Midlothian 0.29% 31,533
90 Liberty 0.29% 9,299
91 Kirby 0.29% 8,709
92 Heath 0.29% 9,069
93 Slaton 0.29% 5,953
94 Sugar Land 0.29% 118,563
95 North Richland Hills 0.28% 70,585
96 Richardson 0.28% 118,583
97 Plano 0.28% 288,870
98 Mesquite 0.28% 142,429
99 Monahans 0.27% 7,667
100 Decatur 0.27% 6,976

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