Number of American Indian People in the United States

In this article, we will explore the demographic data of American Indian people in the United States, and look at historical data to see whether the American Indian population is growing or declining.

First, let's take a look at the population of American Indian people in the United States for the last 5 years.

Total U.S. American Indian Population

Population Year
2,111,167 2019
2,073,342 2018
2,019,896 2017
1,980,977 2016
1,956,914 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total American Indian population has increased by 154,253 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of American Indian people by 2023 could be 2,265,420.

Total U.S. American Indian Population By State

We can also look at the data for American Indian people in each individual state and whether the American Indian population increased or decreased between 2015 and 2019.

For more details on the historical population figures for each state, click the link in the table below.

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 19,407 20,624 6.27%
Alaska 3,954 6,046 52.91%
Arizona 272,386 289,898 6.43%
Arkansas 13,800 16,270 17.90%
California 193,315 209,360 8.30%
Colorado 32,073 36,376 13.42%
Connecticut 5,355 6,029 12.59%
Delaware 1,995 2,816 41.15%
District of Columbia 891 1,159 30.08%
Florida 37,004 42,165 13.95%
Georgia 16,037 26,435 64.84%
Hawaii 2,125 2,656 24.99%
Idaho 16,960 18,454 8.81%
Illinois 14,890 18,639 25.18%
Indiana 9,939 10,897 9.64%
Iowa 7,015 8,418 20.00%
Kansas 18,899 19,307 2.16%
Kentucky 6,386 6,775 6.09%
Louisiana 20,472 20,378 -0.46%
Maine 6,338 7,448 17.51%
Maryland 10,136 10,235 0.98%
Massachusetts 7,953 9,052 13.82%
Michigan 40,533 41,912 3.40%
Minnesota 45,321 48,127 6.19%
Mississippi 10,719 12,346 15.18%
Missouri 18,475 20,330 10.04%
Montana 60,061 61,780 2.86%
Nebraska 13,407 14,654 9.30%
Nevada 24,426 30,256 23.87%
New Hampshire 1,512 1,475 -2.45%
New Jersey 9,676 11,886 22.84%
New Mexico 178,011 188,724 6.02%
New York 44,124 50,923 15.41%
North Carolina 96,687 105,269 8.88%
North Dakota 34,159 34,038 -0.35%
Ohio 13,573 14,370 5.87%
Oklahoma 252,244 273,768 8.53%
Oregon 34,152 34,697 1.60%
Pennsylvania 15,417 15,236 -1.17%
Puerto Rico 6,085 2,866 -52.90%
Rhode Island 3,737 3,424 -8.38%
South Carolina 11,086 13,732 23.87%
South Dakota 66,566 63,792 -4.17%
Tennessee 12,714 12,716 0.02%
Texas 78,197 86,658 10.82%
Utah 27,772 29,640 6.73%
Vermont 1,140 1,407 23.42%
Virginia 15,634 16,825 7.62%
Washington 73,156 73,666 0.70%
West Virginia 2,279 2,762 21.19%
Wisconsin 43,565 45,270 3.91%
Wyoming 11,241 12,047 7.17%

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, from the United States Census Bureau. The latest year for the ACS is currently 2019.

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