The 10 Wisconsin Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2021


We used data and science to determine the cities in Wisconsin with the largest Native American population.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh 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 46,936 - 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 2021

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

Which city in Wisconsin had the largest Native American population?

Shawano took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Wisconsin for 2021. 11.85% of Shawano 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.

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Cities In Wisconsin With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

Shawano, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,974
% Native American: 11.85%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,063
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.92%
More on Shawano: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hobart, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,053
% Native American: 11.06%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,001
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.28%
More on Hobart: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ashland, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,892
% Native American: 6.08%
# Of Native American Residents: 480
Percent Change Since 2010: -26.94%
More on Ashland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Green Bay, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 104,777
% Native American: 3.07%
# Of Native American Residents: 3,216
Percent Change Since 2010: -21.52%
More on Green Bay: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rhinelander, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,570
% Native American: 2.89%
# Of Native American Residents: 219
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.59%
More on Rhinelander: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,885
% Native American: 2.24%
# Of Native American Residents: 199
Percent Change Since 2010: 423.68%
More on Sturgeon Bay: Real Estate | Data | Photos

De Pere, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 24,903
% Native American: 2.12%
# Of Native American Residents: 528
Percent Change Since 2010: 259.18%
More on De Pere: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,149
% Native American: 2.01%
# Of Native American Residents: 344
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.58%
More on Ashwaubenon: Real Estate | Data

Superior, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 26,223
% Native American: 1.93%
# Of Native American Residents: 506
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.96%
More on Superior: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Reedsburg, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,508
% Native American: 1.67%
# Of Native American Residents: 159
Percent Change Since 2010: -30.87%
More on Reedsburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Wisconsin With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 136 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 11.85% 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. Shawano took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Milton 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.

There You Have It - 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. Milton
  2. Germa
  3. Grafton

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Wisconsin?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Shawano 11.85% 8,974
2 Hobart 11.06% 9,053
3 Ashland 6.08% 7,892
4 Green Bay 3.07% 104,777
5 Rhinelander 2.89% 7,570
6 Sturgeon Bay 2.24% 8,885
7 De Pere 2.12% 24,903
8 Ashwaubenon 2.01% 17,149
9 Superior 1.93% 26,223
10 Reedsburg 1.67% 9,508
11 Menasha 1.58% 18,114
12 Tomah 1.46% 9,383
13 Sturtevant 1.41% 6,606
14 Antigo 1.32% 7,780
15 Caledonia 1.31% 25,120
16 Howard 1.29% 19,658
17 Neenah 1.2% 25,967
18 Allouez 1.19% 13,882
19 Plover 1.03% 12,803
20 Bellevue 0.96% 15,701
21 Sparta 0.89% 9,717
22 Waterford 0.86% 5,452
23 Portage 0.86% 10,406
24 Ripon 0.85% 7,781
25 West Allis 0.81% 60,025
26 Little Chute 0.79% 11,484
27 Waupaca 0.79% 5,952
28 Rice Lake 0.76% 8,367
29 Deforest 0.74% 10,179
30 Fond Du Lac 0.71% 42,909
31 Waupun 0.63% 11,276
32 Greenfield 0.6% 37,099
33 Sun Prairie 0.59% 33,321
34 Oak Creek 0.59% 36,066
35 Prairie Du Chien 0.59% 5,635
36 Brown Deer 0.59% 11,965
37 Appleton 0.57% 74,139
38 La Crosse 0.56% 51,666
39 Kenosha 0.53% 99,688
40 Manitowoc 0.53% 32,702
41 Port Washington 0.51% 11,761
42 Marinette 0.5% 10,608
43 South Milwaukee 0.5% 20,957
44 Beaver Dam 0.5% 16,345
45 Two Rivers 0.49% 11,154
46 Cudahy 0.49% 18,271
47 Beloit 0.49% 36,836
48 Hartford 0.49% 14,977
49 Milwaukee 0.46% 594,548
50 Wauwatosa 0.46% 47,971
51 Eau Claire 0.43% 68,187
52 Platteville 0.42% 12,264
53 Wausau 0.4% 38,735
54 Madison 0.4% 254,977
55 Oregon 0.4% 10,353
56 Weston 0.39% 15,110
57 Pewaukee 0.38% 14,431
58 Oshkosh 0.36% 66,773
59 Greendale 0.36% 14,176
60 Sheboygan 0.34% 48,327
61 Franklin 0.33% 36,064
62 St. Francis 0.31% 9,549
63 Mukwonago 0.31% 8,035
64 Berlin 0.3% 5,383
65 Racine 0.29% 77,081
66 Menomonie 0.29% 16,408
67 Whitewater 0.29% 14,722
68 Rothschild 0.28% 5,287
69 Monroe 0.28% 10,625
70 Wisconsin Rapids 0.27% 17,770
71 Baraboo 0.26% 12,138
72 Hartland 0.25% 9,268
73 River Falls 0.24% 15,638
74 Middleton 0.23% 19,487
75 Chippewa Falls 0.23% 14,101
76 Shorewood 0.22% 13,290
77 Oconomowoc 0.22% 16,698
78 Jefferson 0.21% 7,991
79 Kaukauna 0.21% 16,070
80 Janesville 0.2% 64,245
81 Menomonee Falls 0.19% 37,160
82 Glendale 0.16% 12,943
83 Fort Atkinson 0.15% 12,443
84 Pleasant Prairie 0.14% 20,832
85 Richfield 0.14% 11,690
86 Holmen 0.13% 9,854
87 Marshfield 0.13% 18,222
88 Stevens Point 0.13% 26,229
89 Waukesha 0.11% 72,412
90 Delavan 0.11% 8,303
91 Edgerton 0.11% 5,550
92 Stoughton 0.11% 13,097
93 Hales Corners 0.1% 7,646
94 Merrill 0.1% 9,108
95 Elm Grove 0.1% 6,153
96 Suamico 0.09% 12,701
97 Whitefish Bay 0.09% 13,972
98 Fitchburg 0.09% 29,450
99 New Berlin 0.09% 39,718
100 Hudson 0.09% 13,795

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