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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 Utah 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 Utah is 26,012 - at 0.8% of the total population of Utah.
So, what how does the Native American population stratify across Utah? Which cities and towns in Utah have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?
Which city in Utah had the largest Native American population?
Roosevelt took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Utah for 2023. 6.14% of Roosevelt identify as Native American.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Utah ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
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Cities In Utah With The Largest Native American Population For 2023
Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Utah 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 Utah.
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*
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 82 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 6.14% 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. Roosevelt took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Woods Cross was the least Native American city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Utah 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 Utah
If you're looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across Utah according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you're curious enough, here are the least Native American places in Utah:
- Woods Cross
- Cedar Hills
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What Are The Most Native American Places In Utah?
|Rank||City||% Native American|
|5||South Salt Lake||1.44%|
|8||Salt Lake City||1.12%|
|22||West Valley City||0.54%|
|64||North Salt Lake||0.06%|