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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin is 43,830 - at 0.8% of the total population of Wisconsin.

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

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

  1. Hobart
  2. Shawano
  3. Ashland
  4. Reedsburg
  5. Rhinelander
  6. Green Bay
  7. De Pere
  8. Superior
  9. Tomah
  10. Sturgeon Bay

Which city in Wisconsin had the largest Native American population?

Hobart took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Wisconsin for 2022. 10.93% of Hobart identify as Native American.

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

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

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Cities In Wisconsin With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Hobart, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,499
% Native American: 10.93%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,038
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.32%
More on Hobart: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Shawano, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,928
% Native American: 9.55%
# Of Native American Residents: 853
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.98%
More on Shawano: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ashland, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,841
% Native American: 6.5%
# Of Native American Residents: 510
Percent Change Since 2010: -22.37%
More on Ashland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Reedsburg, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,508
% Native American: 3.86%
# Of Native American Residents: 367
Percent Change Since 2010: 59.57%
More on Reedsburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rhinelander, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,617
% Native American: 3.01%
# Of Native American Residents: 229
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.37%
More on Rhinelander: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Green Bay, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 104,508
% Native American: 2.75%
# Of Native American Residents: 2,878
Percent Change Since 2010: -29.77%
More on Green Bay: Real Estate | Data | Photos

De Pere, WI

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 25,009
% Native American: 2.34%
# Of Native American Residents: 584
Percent Change Since 2010: 297.28%
More on De Pere: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Superior, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 26,260
% Native American: 1.91%
# Of Native American Residents: 501
Percent Change Since 2010: -10.85%
More on Superior: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tomah, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,342
% Native American: 1.89%
# Of Native American Residents: 177
Percent Change Since 2010: 110.71%
More on Tomah: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,927
% Native American: 1.88%
# Of Native American Residents: 168
Percent Change Since 2010: 342.11%
More on Sturgeon Bay: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

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 135 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 10.93% 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. Hobart took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Lake Mills was the least Native American city.

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

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

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

  1. Lake Mills
  2. Plymouth
  3. Holmen

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Wisconsin?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Hobart 10.93% 9,499
2 Shawano 9.55% 8,928
3 Ashland 6.5% 7,841
4 Reedsburg 3.86% 9,508
5 Rhinelander 3.01% 7,617
6 Green Bay 2.75% 104,508
7 De Pere 2.34% 25,009
8 Superior 1.91% 26,260
9 Tomah 1.89% 9,342
10 Sturgeon Bay 1.88% 8,927
11 Bellevue 1.45% 15,812
12 Menasha 1.32% 18,280
13 Ashwaubenon 1.32% 17,130
14 Howard 1.21% 19,879
15 Caledonia 1.18% 25,182
16 Sturtevant 1.18% 6,606
17 Little Chute 1.13% 11,704
18 Allouez 0.9% 13,853
19 Chippewa Falls 0.89% 14,197
20 Waterford 0.87% 5,520
21 Portage 0.79% 10,412
22 Rice Lake 0.78% 8,420
23 Fond Du Lac 0.78% 42,944
24 South Milwaukee 0.78% 20,857
25 Neenah 0.75% 26,083
26 Plover 0.75% 12,981
27 Wauwatosa 0.69% 48,143
28 Sparta 0.68% 9,751
29 West Allis 0.66% 59,861
30 Brown Deer 0.64% 11,987
31 Beloit 0.6% 36,804
32 Antigo 0.59% 7,779
33 Port Washington 0.59% 11,881
34 Marinette 0.56% 10,566
35 Waupun 0.53% 11,264
36 Manitowoc 0.51% 32,558
37 Appleton 0.48% 73,891
38 Hartford 0.47% 15,228
39 Greendale 0.45% 14,160
40 St. Francis 0.45% 9,600
41 Greenfield 0.45% 37,117
42 Sun Prairie 0.43% 33,954
43 Franklin 0.42% 36,013
44 Kenosha 0.42% 99,767
45 Milwaukee 0.41% 592,649
46 Mukwonago 0.41% 8,142
47 Monroe 0.4% 10,573
48 Prairie Du Chien 0.39% 5,605
49 Sheboygan 0.39% 48,153
50 Oak Creek 0.37% 36,321
51 Cudahy 0.36% 18,211
52 Rothschild 0.34% 5,286
53 Madison 0.34% 258,366
54 Berlin 0.33% 5,410
55 Oshkosh 0.32% 66,753
56 La Crosse 0.31% 51,543
57 Deforest 0.3% 10,473
58 Wisconsin Rapids 0.29% 17,691
59 Baraboo 0.29% 12,133
60 Eau Claire 0.29% 68,720
61 Wausau 0.28% 38,685
62 Onalaska 0.28% 18,814
63 Beaver Dam 0.28% 16,322
64 Shorewood 0.27% 13,248
65 Glendale 0.27% 12,890
66 Two Rivers 0.27% 11,079
67 River Falls 0.26% 15,870
68 Elm Grove 0.23% 6,156
69 Jefferson 0.22% 8,011
70 Racine 0.22% 76,893
71 Whitewater 0.22% 14,762
72 Hartland 0.21% 9,317
73 Sussex 0.2% 10,884
74 New Berlin 0.2% 39,794
75 Weston 0.2% 15,139
76 Pewaukee 0.19% 14,561
77 Waupaca 0.19% 5,916
78 Menomonee Falls 0.18% 37,611
79 Janesville 0.17% 64,415
80 Menomonie 0.17% 16,479
81 Middleton 0.16% 19,764
82 Edgerton 0.16% 5,594
83 Delavan 0.14% 8,296
84 Hales Corners 0.14% 7,609
85 Watertown 0.14% 23,561
86 Marshfield 0.14% 18,214
87 Fitchburg 0.14% 30,032
88 Oconomowoc 0.14% 16,931
89 Merrill 0.13% 9,081
90 Stoughton 0.13% 13,146
91 Whitefish Bay 0.12% 13,890
92 Richfield 0.12% 11,782
93 Kaukauna 0.12% 16,165
94 Waukesha 0.11% 72,419
95 Fort Atkinson 0.1% 12,455
96 Cedarburg 0.1% 11,592
97 Suamico 0.09% 12,890
98 Pleasant Prairie 0.08% 20,969
99 Mequon 0.07% 24,357
100 Mcfarland 0.07% 8,845

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