American Indians By the Numbers

Published on April 9, 2012 by Amy

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The Native American
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Population

5.2 million
As of the 2010 Census, the nation’s population of American Indians and Alaska Natives, including those of more than one race. They made up 1.7 percent of the total population. Of this total, 2.9 million were American Indian and Alaska Native only, and 2.3 million were American Indian and Alaska Native in combination with one or more other races.

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8.6 million
The projected population of American Indians and Alaska Natives, including those of more than one race, on July 1, 2050. They would comprise 2 percent of the total population.

1.1 million
Increase in the nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native population between the 2000 Census and 2010 Census. The population of this group increased by 26.7 percent during this period compared with the overall population growth of 9.7 percent.

723,225
The American Indian and Alaska Native population in California as of the 2010 Census. California was followed by Oklahoma (482,760) and Arizona (353,386).

15
Number of states with more than 100,000 American Indian and Alaska Native residents as of the 2010 Census. These states were California, Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas, New York, New Mexico, Washington, North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, Minnesota and Illinois.

19.5%
The proportion of Alaska’s population identified as American Indian and Alaska Native as of the 2010 Census, the highest rate for this race group of any state. Alaska was followed by Oklahoma (12.9 percent), New Mexico (10.7 percent) and South Dakota (10.1 percent).

29.0
Median age as of April 1, 2010, in years, for those who are American Indian and Alaska Native, and no other race. This compares with a median age of 37.2 for the population as a whole.

Reservations

334
Number of federal and state recognized American Indian reservations in 2010. This total excludes Hawaiian Homelands. All in all, there are 617 American Indian legal and statistical areas for which the Census Bureau provides data.

22%
Percentage of American Indians and Alaska Natives, alone or in combination, who lived in American Indian areas or Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas. These American Indian areas include federal American Indian reservations and/or off-reservation trust lands, Oklahoma tribal statistical areas, tribal designated statistical areas, state American Indian reservations, and state designated American Indian statistical areas.

Tribes

565
Number of federally-recognized Indian tribes.

100,000+
In the 2010 Census, the tribal groupings with 100,000 or more responses for the American Indian and Alaska Native alone-or-in-any combination population were Cherokee (819,105), Navajo (332,129), Choctaw (195,764), Mexican American Indian (175,494), Chippewa (170,742), Sioux (170,110), Apache (111,810), and Blackfeet (105,304).

Families

557,185
The number of American Indian and Alaska Native families in 2010. Of these, 57 percent were married-couple families, including those with children.

29.6 and 26.8 years old
Median age at first marriage for American Indian and Alaska Native men and women age 15 to 54, respectively, in 2010. For the population as a whole in this age range, the respective numbers were 28.7 and 26.7 years. The difference in the median age at first marriage between American Indian and Alaska Native women and women overall is not statistically significant.

Housing

54%
The percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native householders who owned their own home in 2010. This is compared with 65 percent of the overall population.

Languages

28%
Percentage of American Indians and Alaska Natives 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home, compared with 21 percent for the nation as a whole.

73%
Percentage of residents of the Navajo Nation Reservation and Off-Reservation Trust Land, Ariz.-N.M.-Utah, age 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home.

Education

77%
The percentage of American Indians and Alaska Natives 25 and older who had at least a high school diploma, GED or alternative credential. Also, 13 percent obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher. In comparison, the overall population had 86 percent with a high school diploma and 28 percent with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

41%
Among American Indians and Alaska Natives 25 and older who have a bachelor’s degree, the percentage whose degree is in science andengineering, or related fields. This compares with 44 percent for all people 25 and older with this level of education.

67,644
Number of American Indians and Alaska Natives 25 and older who had a graduate or professional degree.

Businesses

$34.4 billion
Receipts for American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned businesses in 2007, a 28.0 percent increase from 2002. These businesses numbered 236,967, up 17.7 percent from 2002.

45,629
Number of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms in California in 2007, which led the states. Oklahoma and Texas followed. Among the firms in California, 17,634 were in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metro area, which led all metro areas nationwide.

23,704
Number of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms that had paid employees in 2007. These businesses employed 184,416 people.

30.5%
Percent of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms that operated in construction; and repair, maintenance, personal and laundry services in 2007.

52.9%
Percent of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned business receipts accounted for by construction, retail trade and wholesale trade in 2007.

4,599
Number of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms with receipts of $1 million or more in 2007.

162
Number of American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms with 100 or more employees in 2007.

Jobs

26%
The percentage of civilian-employed American Indian and Alaska Native people 16 and older who worked in management, business, science and arts occupations. In addition, 25 percent worked in service occupations and 24 percent in sales and office occupations.

Veterans

156,515
The number of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans of the U.S. armed forces.

Income and Poverty $35,062

The median income of American Indian and Alaska Native households. This compares with $50,046 for the nation as a whole.

28.4%
The percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives that were in poverty in 2010. For the nation as a whole, the corresponding rate was 15.3 percent.

Health Insurance

29.2%
The percentage of American Indians and Alaska Natives who lacked health insurance coverage. For the nation as a whole, the corresponding percentage was 15.5 percent.

Source: infoplease

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