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 6 years.

Total U.S. American Indian Population

Population Year
2,056,108 2020
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 2020 the total American Indian population has increased by 99,194 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of American Indian people by 2025 could be 2,155,302.

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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 19,407 19,553 0.75%
Alaska 3,954 5,887 48.89%
Arizona 272,386 281,783 3.45%
Arkansas 13,800 15,317 10.99%
California 193,315 213,841 10.62%
Colorado 32,073 36,305 13.19%
Connecticut 5,355 6,219 16.13%
Delaware 1,995 2,523 26.47%
District of Columbia 891 1,878 110.77%
Florida 37,004 39,880 7.77%
Georgia 16,037 24,065 50.06%
Hawaii 2,125 2,639 24.19%
Idaho 16,960 18,327 8.06%
Illinois 14,890 19,150 28.61%
Indiana 9,939 9,963 0.24%
Iowa 7,015 7,603 8.38%
Kansas 18,899 18,190 -3.75%
Kentucky 6,386 5,853 -8.35%
Louisiana 20,472 19,316 -5.65%
Maine 6,338 7,460 17.70%
Maryland 10,136 9,971 -1.63%
Massachusetts 7,953 9,013 13.33%
Michigan 40,533 39,265 -3.13%
Minnesota 45,321 43,924 -3.08%
Mississippi 10,719 11,818 10.25%
Missouri 18,475 17,875 -3.25%
Montana 60,061 59,293 -1.28%
Nebraska 13,407 13,706 2.23%
Nevada 24,426 30,297 24.04%
New Hampshire 1,512 1,427 -5.62%
New Jersey 9,676 13,960 44.27%
New Mexico 178,011 182,131 2.31%
New York 44,124 49,442 12.05%
North Carolina 96,687 102,600 6.12%
North Dakota 34,159 32,387 -5.19%
Ohio 13,573 13,194 -2.79%
Oklahoma 252,244 276,211 9.50%
Oregon 34,152 33,139 -2.97%
Pennsylvania 15,417 12,454 -19.22%
Puerto Rico 6,085 2,349 -61.40%
Rhode Island 3,737 2,534 -32.19%
South Carolina 11,086 12,856 15.97%
South Dakota 66,566 61,078 -8.24%
Tennessee 12,714 11,204 -11.88%
Texas 78,197 87,550 11.96%
Utah 27,772 28,935 4.19%
Vermont 1,140 1,204 5.61%
Virginia 15,634 15,594 -0.26%
Washington 73,156 71,155 -2.74%
West Virginia 2,279 2,247 -1.40%
Wisconsin 43,565 42,850 -1.64%
Wyoming 11,241 11,042 -1.77%

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 2020.

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