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Table 2-7: Selected Characteristics of the American Indian or Alaska N

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Table 2-7. Selected Characteristics of the American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) Population in the United States

AIAN Tribal GroupingsNumbera
(in millions)
Percent of U.S. AIANPercent of U.S. PopulationSpeak a Language Other Than English at Home and Speak English Less Than "Very Well" (%)Less Than High School Graduationb (%)Poverty Rate (%)
AI, one tribe2.88 1.029.927.425.8
Apache(0.10) 0.0412.431.033.9
Cherokee(0.88) 0.312.023.4c18.1
Chippewa(0.16) 0.061.622.123.7
Choctaw(0.17) 0.064.320.418.5
Creek(0.08) 0.032.418.118.0
Iroquois(0.09) 0.032.020.419.0
Lumbee(0.06) 0.020.835.318.2
Navajo(0.31) 0.1124.537.337.0
Pueblo(0.07) 0.0317.523.729.1
Sioux(0.17) 0.063.423.838.9
AN, one tribe0.12 0.049.325.419.5
Alaskan Athabascan(0.02) 0.013.824.622.9
Aleut(0.02) 0.013.022.515.0
Eskimo(0.06) 0.0215.729.721.3
Tlingit-Haida(0.02) 0.011.717.615.2
One or more other specified tribe1.78 0.45   
Unspecified tribal grouping10.1 0.36   
Total AIAN4.32 NA10.329.125.7
Total U.S. Population281.41NA1.538.119.612.4

a AIAN alone and in combination.
b Population 25 and older.

Source: Ogunwole, 2006.

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Internet Citation: Table 2-7: Selected Characteristics of the American Indian or Alaska N: Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Qu. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomracereport/reldatatab2-7.html