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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington is 75,677 - at 1.0% of the total population of Washington.

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

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

  1. Union Gap
  2. Hoquiam
  3. Airway Heights
  4. Aberdeen
  5. Toppenish
  6. Fife
  7. Ocean Shores
  8. Ferndale
  9. Port Angeles
  10. Prosser

Which city in Washington had the largest Native American population?

Union Gap took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Washington for 2022. 5.5% of Union Gap identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Washington With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Union Gap, WA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,167
% Native American: 5.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 339
Percent Change Since 2010: -35.92%
More on Union Gap: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hoquiam, WA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,570
% Native American: 4.22%
# Of Native American Residents: 362
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.73%
More on Hoquiam: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,885
% Native American: 4.09%
# Of Native American Residents: 363
Percent Change Since 2010: 124.07%
More on Airway Heights: Real Estate | Data

Aberdeen, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,571
% Native American: 3.73%
# Of Native American Residents: 618
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.15%
More on Aberdeen: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Toppenish, WA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,872
% Native American: 3.1%
# Of Native American Residents: 275
Percent Change Since 2010: -47.62%
More on Toppenish: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fife, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,345
% Native American: 2.57%
# Of Native American Residents: 266
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.72%
More on Fife: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ocean Shores, WA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,196
% Native American: 2.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 155
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Ocean Shores: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ferndale, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 14,591
% Native American: 2.49%
# Of Native American Residents: 364
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.97%
More on Ferndale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Port Angeles, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,071
% Native American: 2.2%
# Of Native American Residents: 442
Percent Change Since 2010: -41.38%
More on Port Angeles: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Prosser, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,288
% Native American: 2.05%
# Of Native American Residents: 129
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Prosser: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Washington 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 Washington.

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 6,000 people. That left us with 115 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 5.5% 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. Union Gap took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Quincy was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Quincy
  2. Woodland
  3. North Bend

For more Washington reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Washington?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Union Gap 5.5% 6,167
2 Hoquiam 4.22% 8,570
3 Airway Heights 4.09% 8,885
4 Aberdeen 3.73% 16,571
5 Toppenish 3.1% 8,872
6 Fife 2.57% 10,345
7 Ocean Shores 2.5% 6,196
8 Ferndale 2.49% 14,591
9 Port Angeles 2.2% 20,071
10 Prosser 2.05% 6,288
11 Auburn 2.02% 80,914
12 Clarkston 1.84% 7,435
13 Oak Harbor 1.57% 23,358
14 Mount Vernon 1.46% 35,502
15 Orting 1.44% 8,267
16 Tacoma 1.41% 215,766
17 Fircrest 1.39% 6,844
18 Arlington 1.34% 19,947
19 Longview 1.25% 37,914
20 Spokane 1.24% 219,185
21 Spokane Valley 1.24% 99,275
22 Yakima 1.22% 93,829
23 Steilacoom 1.21% 6,366
24 Enumclaw 1.2% 12,062
25 Marysville 1.2% 69,629
26 Kelso 1.14% 12,237
27 Port Townsend 1.11% 9,710
28 Cheney 1.06% 12,455
29 Gig Harbor 1.0% 10,280
30 Moses Lake 0.98% 23,442
31 Puyallup 0.95% 41,666
32 Sequim 0.9% 7,441
33 Pacific 0.9% 7,122
34 Yelm 0.9% 9,262
35 Lakewood 0.85% 60,564
36 Bellingham 0.84% 90,821
37 Ephrata 0.84% 8,081
38 Olympia 0.84% 52,290
39 Liberty Lake 0.82% 10,381
40 Bonney Lake 0.79% 21,247
41 Camas 0.78% 24,043
42 Kennewick 0.71% 82,633
43 Anacortes 0.7% 17,231
44 Seatac 0.68% 29,102
45 Mukilteo 0.67% 21,414
46 Federal Way 0.66% 96,812
47 Lacey 0.65% 50,827
48 Bremerton 0.64% 41,258
49 Lake Stevens 0.62% 33,470
50 Port Orchard 0.59% 14,303
51 East Wenatchee 0.58% 14,012
52 Washougal 0.58% 15,927
53 Burlington 0.57% 9,085
54 Monroe 0.54% 19,403
55 Ellensburg 0.53% 20,679
56 Wenatchee 0.52% 34,249
57 Everett 0.52% 110,840
58 College Place 0.5% 9,311
59 Shoreline 0.49% 56,835
60 Renton 0.47% 101,871
61 Snohomish 0.46% 10,141
62 Stanwood 0.46% 7,228
63 Battle Ground 0.42% 20,931
64 Seattle 0.41% 741,251
65 Lynden 0.41% 14,700
66 Kent 0.35% 130,038
67 Des Moines 0.34% 31,983
68 Vancouver 0.34% 182,792
69 Bainbridge Island 0.32% 24,859
70 Walla Walla 0.32% 32,951
71 Mill Creek 0.32% 20,750
72 Lynnwood 0.32% 38,538
73 Brier 0.3% 6,899
74 Sumner 0.3% 10,246
75 Tukwila 0.3% 20,265
76 Burien 0.29% 51,588
77 Edgewood 0.29% 12,010
78 Mountlake Terrace 0.27% 21,328
79 University Place 0.26% 33,661
80 Richland 0.26% 57,353
81 Chehalis 0.25% 7,607
82 Shelton 0.25% 10,467
83 Bothell 0.25% 46,386
84 Milton 0.23% 8,211
85 Bellevue 0.23% 146,145
86 Covington 0.23% 21,131
87 Lake Forest Park 0.22% 13,455
88 Dupont 0.21% 9,514
89 Tumwater 0.21% 23,390
90 Pasco 0.21% 74,266
91 Sammamish 0.21% 65,265
92 Redmond 0.18% 67,959
93 Othello 0.18% 8,241
94 Maple Valley 0.17% 26,739
95 Woodinville 0.16% 13,038
96 Issaquah 0.15% 38,707
97 Selah 0.15% 7,957
98 Kirkland 0.15% 91,146
99 Pullman 0.14% 33,974
100 Edmonds 0.12% 42,347

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