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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Utah 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 Utah 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 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 27,734 - at 0.9% 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?

The 10 Cities In Utah With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

  1. Roosevelt
  2. Washington
  3. Vernal
  4. Cedar City
  5. Richfield
  6. South Salt Lake
  7. Salt Lake City
  8. Plain City
  9. Brigham City
  10. St. George

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 2022. 6.5% 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.

And if you already knew these places were Native American, check out the best places to live in Utah or the most diverse places in Utah.

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Cities In Utah With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Roosevelt, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,077
% Native American: 6.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 460
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.5%
More on Roosevelt: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Washington, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 28,192
% Native American: 2.55%
# Of Native American Residents: 718
Percent Change Since 2010: 209.48%
More on Washington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Vernal, UT

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5
/10

Population: 10,449
% Native American: 2.16%
# Of Native American Residents: 226
Percent Change Since 2010: 237.31%
More on Vernal: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cedar City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 33,404
% Native American: 2.1%
# Of Native American Residents: 700
Percent Change Since 2010: -17.74%
More on Cedar City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Richfield, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,813
% Native American: 1.64%
# Of Native American Residents: 128
Percent Change Since 2010: -66.84%
More on Richfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Salt Lake, UT

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5
/10

Population: 25,125
% Native American: 1.21%
# Of Native American Residents: 304
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.88%
More on South Salt Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 200,133
% Native American: 1.12%
# Of Native American Residents: 2,237
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.3%
More on Salt Lake City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Plain City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,159
% Native American: 1.1%
# Of Native American Residents: 79
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Plain City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brigham City, UT

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,336
% Native American: 1.02%
# Of Native American Residents: 198
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.86%
More on Brigham City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

St. George, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 87,176
% Native American: 1.01%
# Of Native American Residents: 880
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.09%
More on St. George: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Utah 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 Utah.

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 82 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 6.5% 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:

  1. Woods Cross
  2. Lindon
  3. Santa Clara

For more Utah reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Utah?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Roosevelt 6.5% 7,077
2 Washington 2.55% 28,192
3 Vernal 2.16% 10,449
4 Cedar City 2.1% 33,404
5 Richfield 1.64% 7,813
6 South Salt Lake 1.21% 25,125
7 Salt Lake City 1.12% 200,133
8 Plain City 1.1% 7,159
9 Brigham City 1.02% 19,336
10 St. George 1.01% 87,176
11 Ogden 0.89% 87,175
12 West Haven 0.83% 15,003
13 Nephi 0.83% 6,168
14 Hurricane 0.81% 18,112
15 Enoch 0.81% 7,044
16 Price 0.79% 8,303
17 Riverton 0.75% 43,793
18 Payson 0.7% 20,181
19 West Point 0.68% 10,829
20 Bountiful 0.67% 43,991
21 South Ogden 0.64% 17,080
22 Taylorsville 0.62% 59,926
23 Orem 0.62% 97,883
24 West Valley City 0.61% 135,610
25 Tooele 0.58% 35,313
26 Springville 0.5% 33,251
27 Mapleton 0.49% 10,270
28 Herriman 0.48% 45,211
29 Layton 0.48% 77,268
30 Clearfield 0.46% 31,622
31 Lehi 0.46% 66,980
32 Provo 0.45% 116,886
33 Sandy 0.43% 96,137
34 Ivins 0.43% 8,931
35 West Jordan 0.42% 115,181
36 Heber 0.41% 16,362
37 Kaysville 0.39% 31,957
38 North Logan 0.36% 10,978
39 Draper 0.36% 48,594
40 Salem 0.35% 8,403
41 Midvale 0.34% 33,708
42 Alpine 0.32% 10,509
43 Grantsville 0.32% 11,488
44 Spanish Fork 0.32% 40,069
45 Harrisville 0.3% 6,637
46 Park City 0.3% 8,467
47 Santaquin 0.29% 12,276
48 North Salt Lake 0.28% 20,721
49 Farmington 0.28% 24,439
50 Logan 0.27% 51,266
51 Holladay 0.23% 30,461
52 Murray 0.22% 48,969
53 Smithfield 0.2% 11,670
54 Roy 0.2% 39,243
55 Cottonwood Heights 0.19% 33,865
56 Highland 0.17% 19,012
57 South Jordan 0.16% 73,695
58 Pleasant Grove 0.15% 38,474
59 Riverdale 0.12% 8,826
60 North Ogden 0.12% 19,930
61 Hooper 0.1% 8,850
62 Eagle Mountain 0.1% 35,431
63 Hyrum 0.1% 8,415
64 Clinton 0.08% 22,191
65 American Fork 0.05% 31,636
66 Syracuse 0.05% 30,366
67 South Weber 0.03% 7,631
68 Tremonton 0.02% 8,890
69 Centerville 0.01% 17,527
70 West Bountiful 0.0% 5,724
71 Cedar Hills 0.0% 10,190
72 Bluffdale 0.0% 14,802
73 Washington Terrace 0.0% 9,181
74 Pleasant View 0.0% 10,460
75 Ephraim 0.0% 7,222
76 Sunset 0.0% 5,309
77 Farr West 0.0% 7,197
78 Providence 0.0% 7,732
79 Saratoga Springs 0.0% 31,273
80 Santa Clara 0.0% 7,868
81 Lindon 0.0% 11,072
82 Woods Cross 0.0% 11,423

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