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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Virginia is 16,856 - at 0.2% of the total population of Virginia.

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

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

  1. Ashland
  2. Waynesboro
  3. Blacksburg
  4. Farmville
  5. Christiansburg
  6. Herndon
  7. Petersburg
  8. Hampton
  9. Staunton
  10. Vienna

Which city in Virginia had the largest Native American population?

Ashland took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Virginia for 2022. 0.93% of Ashland identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Virginia With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Ashland, VA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,819
% Native American: 0.93%
# Of Native American Residents: 73
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Ashland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Waynesboro, VA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 22,300
% Native American: 0.6%
# Of Native American Residents: 134
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.07%
More on Waynesboro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Blacksburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 44,395
% Native American: 0.54%
# Of Native American Residents: 241
Percent Change Since 2010: 826.92%
More on Blacksburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Farmville, VA

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,152
% Native American: 0.53%
# Of Native American Residents: 43
Percent Change Since 2010: 616.67%
More on Farmville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Christiansburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 22,482
% Native American: 0.49%
# Of Native American Residents: 111
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Christiansburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Herndon, VA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 24,577
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 108
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.9%
More on Herndon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Petersburg, VA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 30,791
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 134
Percent Change Since 2010: 243.59%
More on Petersburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hampton, VA

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 135,169
% Native American: 0.41%
# Of Native American Residents: 552
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.82%
More on Hampton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Staunton, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 24,660
% Native American: 0.39%
# Of Native American Residents: 95
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.67%
More on Staunton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Vienna, VA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 16,532
% Native American: 0.38%
# Of Native American Residents: 62
Percent Change Since 2010: 244.44%
More on Vienna: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Virginia 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 Virginia.

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 59 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 0.93% 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. Ashland took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Falls Church was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Falls Church
  2. Covington
  3. South Boston

For more Virginia reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Virginia?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Ashland 0.93% 7,819
2 Waynesboro 0.6% 22,300
3 Blacksburg 0.54% 44,395
4 Farmville 0.53% 8,152
5 Christiansburg 0.49% 22,482
6 Herndon 0.44% 24,577
7 Petersburg 0.44% 30,791
8 Hampton 0.41% 135,169
9 Staunton 0.39% 24,660
10 Vienna 0.38% 16,532
11 Leesburg 0.36% 53,731
12 Martinsville 0.34% 12,646
13 Manassas 0.34% 41,038
14 Portsmouth 0.34% 94,961
15 Warrenton 0.33% 9,928
16 Colonial Heights 0.31% 17,283
17 Purcellville 0.31% 10,063
18 Charlottesville 0.26% 47,217
19 Abingdon 0.25% 7,936
20 Williamsburg 0.24% 15,034
21 Smithfield 0.24% 8,492
22 Front Royal 0.22% 15,214
23 Fredericksburg 0.22% 29,059
24 Norfolk 0.21% 244,300
25 Roanoke 0.21% 99,122
26 Lynchburg 0.2% 80,970
27 Winchester 0.19% 27,912
28 Newport News 0.19% 179,582
29 Virginia Beach 0.18% 450,882
30 Vinton 0.17% 8,102
31 Alexandria 0.16% 158,309
32 Radford 0.16% 17,833
33 Chesapeake 0.14% 242,647
34 Suffolk 0.14% 91,383
35 Big Stone Gap 0.13% 5,209
36 Richmond 0.12% 229,233
37 Hopewell 0.12% 22,500
38 Buena Vista 0.11% 6,477
39 Danville 0.1% 40,668
40 Poquoson 0.1% 12,121
41 Culpeper 0.1% 18,633
42 Richlands 0.08% 5,311
43 Emporia 0.06% 5,408
44 Salem 0.04% 25,290
45 Wytheville 0.01% 7,925
46 Marion 0.0% 5,646
47 Lexington 0.0% 7,205
48 Manassas Park 0.0% 17,548
49 Bridgewater 0.0% 6,090
50 Bristol 0.0% 17,059
51 Galax 0.0% 6,402
52 Harrisonburg 0.0% 53,558
53 Franklin 0.0% 8,015
54 Pulaski 0.0% 8,744
55 Strasburg 0.0% 6,643
56 Fairfax 0.0% 23,312
57 South Boston 0.0% 7,676
58 Covington 0.0% 5,653
59 Falls Church 0.0% 14,309

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