The Biggest Native American Population in Every State

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Alabama
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 29,187)
> Second largest native population: Creek (pop: 7,857)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.0% — 25th lowest (total: 51,007)
> Median household income: Native pop: $48,188; State: $48,486
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 16.8%; State: 17.5%
> State population: 4,864,680 — 24th largest

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Alaska
> Largest native population: Yup’ik (pop: 39,350)
> Second largest native population: Inupiat (pop: 31,426)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 2.2% — 10th highest (total: 15,914)
> Median household income: Native pop: $49,834; State: $76,715
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 23.8%; State: 10.8%
> State population: 738,516 — 3rd smallest

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Arizona
> Largest native population: Navajo (pop: 161,558)
> Second largest native population: Apache (pop: 36,039)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 5.2% — 6th highest (total: 362,637)
> Median household income: Native pop: $35,251; State: $56,213
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 34.9%; State: 16.1%
> State population: 6,946,685 — 14th largest

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Arkansas
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 28,039)
> Second largest native population: Choctaw (pop: 7,701)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.6% — 18th highest (total: 46,841)
> Median household income: Native pop: $37,801; State: $45,726
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 23.9%; State: 17.6%
> State population: 2,990,671 — 19th smallest

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California
> Largest native population: Cherokee (pop: 123,805)
> Second largest native population: Mexican American Indian (pop: 75,172)
> State residents who self-identify as American Indian: 1.4% — 20th highest (total: 558,149)
> Median household income: Native pop: $53,019; State: $71,228
> Poverty rate: Native pop: 20.4%; State: 14.3%
> State population: 39,148,760 — the largest