Statistics to Know for Native American Heritage Month

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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the U.S. Census Bureau has released the following statistics for American Indians and Alaska Natives:

5.2 million
The nation's population of American Indians and Alaska Natives, including those of more than one race. They made up about 2 percent of the total population in 2012.

11.2 million
The projected population of American Indians and Alaska Natives, alone or in combination, on July 1, 2060. They would comprise 2.7 percent of the total population.

14
Number of states with more than 100,000 American Indian and Alaska Native residents, alone or in combination, in 2012. These states were California, Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Washington, New York, North Carolina, Florida, Alaska, Michigan, Oregon, Colorado and Minnesota.

566
Number of federally recognized Indian tribes.
Data courtesy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

20.4%
Percentage of American Indians and Alaska Natives alone or in combination 5 years and older who spoke a language other than English at home in 2012.

161,686
The number of single-race American Indian and Alaska Native veterans of the U.S. armed forces in 2012.

View all Census statistics for American Indians and Alaska Natives here.

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