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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 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 69,496 - at 0.9% 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 2023
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 2023. 6.32% 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 2023
% Native American: 6.32%
# Of Native American Residents: 411
Percent Change Since 2010: -22.31%
More on Union Gap: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Native American: 4.75%
# Of Native American Residents: 413
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.55%
More on Hoquiam: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Native American: 3.92%
# Of Native American Residents: 396
Percent Change Since 2010: 144.44%
More on Airway Heights: Real Estate | Data
% Native American: 2.88%
# Of Native American Residents: 485
Percent Change Since 2010: -20.62%
More on Aberdeen: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Native American: 2.56%
# Of Native American Residents: 378
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.7%
More on Ferndale: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Native American: 2.13%
# Of Native American Residents: 423
Percent Change Since 2010: -43.9%
More on Port Angeles: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Native American: 1.96%
# Of Native American Residents: 130
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Ocean Shores: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Native American: 1.94%
# Of Native American Residents: 211
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.86%
More on Fife: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Native American: 1.91%
# Of Native American Residents: 169
Percent Change Since 2010: -67.81%
More on Toppenish: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Native American: 1.6%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,361
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.92%
More on Auburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos
Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Washington 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 Washington.
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 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 6.32% 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:
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What Are The Most Native American Places In Washington?
|Rank||City||% Native American|
|50||Lake Forest Park||0.47%|