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Size of the American Indian/Alaska Native population and percentage distribution of the total population in states with the largest American Indian/Alaska Native populations: 2000 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 1.2: Geographic Distribution of the Population

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Table 1.2b. Size of the American Indian/Alaska Native population and percentage distribution of the total . population in states with the largest American Indian/Alaska Native populations: 2000
State American Indian/Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more other races American Indian/Alaska Native alone
Number Percent of total population Percent of American Indian/Alaska Native total population Number Percent of total population Percent of American Indian/Alaska Native alone population
United States 4,119,301 1.5 100.0 2,475,956 0.9 100.0
California 627,562 1.9 15.2 333,346 1.0 13.5
Oklahoma 391,949 11.4 9.5 273,230 7.9 11.0
Arizona 292,552 5.7 7.1 255,879 5.0 10.3
Texas 215,599 1.0 5.2 118,362 0.6 4.8
New Mexico 191,475 10.5 4.6 173,483 9.5 7.0
New York 171,581 0.9 4.2 82,461 0.4 3.3
Washington 158,940 2.7 3.9 93,301 1.6 3.8
North Carolina 131,736 1.6 3.2 99,551 1.2 4.0
Alaska 119,241 19.0 2.9 98,043 15.6 4.0
Oregon 85,667 2.5 2.1 45,211 1.3 1.8
Minnesota 81,074 1.6 2.0 54,967 1.1 2.2
Colorado 79,689 1.9 1.9 44,241 1.0 1.8
South Dakota 68,281 9.0 1.7 62,283 8.3 2.5
Montana 66,320 7.4 1.6 56,068 6.2 2.3
Nevada 42,222 2.1 1.0 26,240 1.3 1.1
Utah 40,445 1.8 1.0 29,684 1.3 1.2
North Dakota 35,228 5.5 0.9 31,329 4.9 1.3
Idaho 27,237 2.1 0.7 17,645 1.4 0.7
Wyoming 15,012 3.0 0.4 11,133 2.3 0.4
All other states 1,277,491 0.8 31.0 569,499 0.4 23.0
NOTE: "Alone" refers to respondents who selected American Indian/Alaska Native and not any other race category. "In combination with one or more other races" refers to respondents who selected American Indian/Alaska Native and one or more other race categories. Includes American Indian/Alaska Natives of Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Census 2000 Brief: The American Indian and Alaska Native Population, 2000, 2002.

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