American Indian Population by County (1990 – 2017)

American Indians are the indigenous peoples of the U.S. There are over 5 hundred tribes within the United States, about half of which are associated with Indian reservations. American Indians are an extremely diverse group of people. There are more than 560 federally recognized sovereign tribe. The ancestors of modern American Indians arrived in America at least 15 thousand years ago from Asia. Today, there are over 5 million American Indians in the U.S., 78% of whom live outside reservations.

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U.S. Indian Population by County (1990 – 2017)

U.S. Counties with the highest percentages of American Indians:
1. Kusilvak Census Area (Alaska) – 92,70
2. Oglala Lakota County (South Dakota) – 92,59
3. Todd County (South Dakota) – 87,98
4. Bethel Census Area (Alaska) – 83,56
5. Menominee County (Wisconsin) – 82,36
6. Sioux County (North Dakota) – 82,34
7. Buffalo County (South Dakota) – 81,34
8. Northwest Arctic Borough (Alaska) – 79,58
9. McKinley County (New Mexico) – 79,15
10. Rolette County (North Dakota) – 77,98
11. Nome Census Area (Alaska) – 75,66
12. Apache County (Arizona) – 74,96
13. Dewey County (South Dakota) – 74,04
14. Dillingham Census Area (Alaska) – 72,16
15. Ziebach County (South Dakota) – 70,14
16. Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (Alaska) – 69,80
17. Big Horn County (Montana) – 66,44
18. Corson County (South Dakota) – 65,14
19. Glacier County (Montana) – 64,37
20. Lake and Peninsula Borough (Alaska) – 62,04

U.S. Counties with the lowest percentages of American Indians:
1. Kalawao County (Hawaii ) – 0,00
2. McPherson County (Nebraska ) – 0,00
3. Garfield County (Nebraska ) – 0,05
4. Holmes County (Ohio ) – 0,09
5. Webster County (West Virginia ) – 0,10
6. Mingo County (West Virginia ) – 0,10
7. Winneshiek County (Iowa ) – 0,10
8. Randolph County (Georgia ) – 0,11
9. Grundy County (Iowa ) – 0,11
10. Schley County (Georgia ) – 0,12
11. Sumter County (Alabama ) – 0,12
12. Geauga County (Ohio ) – 0,12
13. Greeley County (Nebraska ) – 0,13
14. Bremer County (Iowa ) – 0,13
15. Pike County (Kentucky ) – 0,13
16. Fleming County (Kentucky ) – 0,13
17. Hinds County (Mississippi ) – 0,13
18. Buchanan County (Virginia ) – 0,13
19. Wetzel County (West Virginia ) – 0,14
20. McCormick County (South Carolina ) – 0,14

The mean center of American Indian population for the U.S.
1990 – 1996, 1998 – 1999: Lincoln (Colorado)
1997: Cheyenne (Colorado)
2000 – 2007: Kiowa (Colorado)
2008 – 2009: Greeley (Kansas)
2010 – 2017: Kearny (Kansas)

 

Related posts:
– U.S. Asian Population by County (1990 – 2017)
U.S. Black Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Hispanic Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Non-Hispanic White Population by County (1990 – 2017)
– U.S. Population Density

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