American Indians/Alaska Natives: Demographics
There are 4 million U.S. citizens who identified themselves as having AIAN ancestry.
Eleven states have more than 100,000 AIANs, including:
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- New York
Cities with the largest populations of AIANs are
- New York,
- Los Angeles,
- Oklahoma City
According to the U.S. census, 25.7 percent of AIANs are at the poverty rate, compared to the national average of 12.4 percent.
There are 32 tribally-controlled community colleges and universities (seven of which are four-year institutions).
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