Most diverse counties in Oklahoma

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October 16, 2021
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Most diverse counties in Oklahoma

The United States has a longstanding reputation as being a melting pot (or salad bowl), with its diversity manifesting itself across many different demographics. However, some places across the country are notably more heterogeneous than others.

Stacker compiled a list of the most diverse counties in Oklahoma using data from using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest Simpson's diversity index score. Simpson’s diversity index measures community diversity on a scale of 0 (least diverse) to 1 (most diverse), more on the calculation can be read here.

Think you know which counties in your home state might be the most diverse? Keep reading to see if your predictions are correct.

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#50. Custer County

- Index: 0.346
- Total population: 29,152
- White: 80.2% (23,391)
- Black or African American: 3.1% (903)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 3.7% (1,067)
- Asian: 1.2% (352)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (10)
- 2 or more races: 7.8% (2,275)
- Some other Race: 4.0% (1,154)
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#49. Blaine County

- Index: 0.355
- Total population: 9,556
- White: 79.6% (7,608)
- Black or African American: 4.2% (399)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 7.5% (721)
- Asian: 0.0% (2)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 5.6% (532)
- Some other Race: 3.1% (294)
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#48. Kiowa County

- Index: 0.355
- Total population: 8,886
- White: 79.7% (7,078)
- Black or African American: 3.4% (302)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 4.8% (426)
- Asian: 0.6% (57)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (9)
- 2 or more races: 6.8% (600)
- Some other Race: 4.7% (414)
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#47. Creek County

- Index: 0.356
- Total population: 71,427
- White: 79.1% (56,527)
- Black or African American: 2.1% (1,533)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 11.6% (8,281)
- Asian: 0.4% (310)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (21)
- 2 or more races: 6.0% (4,278)
- Some other Race: 0.7% (477)
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#46. Pawnee County

- Index: 0.363
- Total population: 16,412
- White: 78.5% (12,891)
- Black or African American: 1.0% (169)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 11.4% (1,876)
- Asian: 0.4% (60)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (3)
- 2 or more races: 8.4% (1,375)
- Some other Race: 0.2% (38)

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#45. Greer County

- Index: 0.368
- Total population: 5,861
- White: 78.7% (4,613)
- Black or African American: 6.5% (380)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 3.4% (202)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 7.5% (439)
- Some other Race: 3.9% (227)
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#44. Kay County

- Index: 0.378
- Total population: 44,402
- White: 77.9% (34,574)
- Black or African American: 2.1% (915)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 9.1% (4,061)
- Asian: 0.4% (199)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 7.4% (3,292)
- Some other Race: 3.1% (1,361)
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#43. Cleveland County

- Index: 0.385
- Total population: 279,274
- White: 77.7% (216,953)
- Black or African American: 4.7% (13,123)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 4.2% (11,708)
- Asian: 4.5% (12,443)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (188)
- 2 or more races: 7.2% (20,191)
- Some other Race: 1.7% (4,668)
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#42. Washington County

- Index: 0.393
- Total population: 51,886
- White: 76.9% (39,881)
- Black or African American: 2.7% (1,406)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 10.5% (5,428)
- Asian: 2.2% (1,156)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (16)
- 2 or more races: 6.2% (3,238)
- Some other Race: 1.5% (761)
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#41. Pottawatomie County

- Index: 0.399
- Total population: 72,154
- White: 75.9% (54,752)
- Black or African American: 3.5% (2,505)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 14.7% (10,595)
- Asian: 0.7% (472)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (62)
- 2 or more races: 4.6% (3,352)
- Some other Race: 0.6% (416)

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#40. Murray County

- Index: 0.402
- Total population: 13,946
- White: 75.9% (10,582)
- Black or African American: 1.6% (221)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 10.8% (1,507)
- Asian: 0.6% (86)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 10.2% (1,422)
- Some other Race: 0.9% (128)
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#39. Le Flore County

- Index: 0.408
- Total population: 50,026
- White: 75.5% (37,793)
- Black or African American: 1.9% (952)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 11.3% (5,639)
- Asian: 0.7% (347)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (8)
- 2 or more races: 8.7% (4,362)
- Some other Race: 1.8% (925)
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#38. Wagoner County

- Index: 0.415
- Total population: 78,958
- White: 75.3% (59,476)
- Black or African American: 3.5% (2,777)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 8.8% (6,956)
- Asian: 1.5% (1,148)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (64)
- 2 or more races: 9.2% (7,233)
- Some other Race: 1.7% (1,304)
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#37. Rogers County

- Index: 0.418
- Total population: 91,353
- White: 74.6% (68,194)
- Black or African American: 1.0% (940)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 12.7% (11,567)
- Asian: 1.4% (1,309)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (62)
- 2 or more races: 9.1% (8,277)
- Some other Race: 1.1% (1,004)
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#36. Carter County

- Index: 0.425
- Total population: 48,319
- White: 74.6% (36,059)
- Black or African American: 6.5% (3,141)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 7.8% (3,763)
- Asian: 1.2% (598)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (23)
- 2 or more races: 8.6% (4,175)
- Some other Race: 1.2% (560)

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#35. Bryan County

- Index: 0.427
- Total population: 46,457
- White: 73.9% (34,348)
- Black or African American: 1.8% (817)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 14.5% (6,717)
- Asian: 0.6% (286)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (68)
- 2 or more races: 7.0% (3,231)
- Some other Race: 2.1% (990)
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#34. Pushmataha County

- Index: 0.429
- Total population: 11,128
- White: 73.4% (8,170)
- Black or African American: 0.8% (84)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 14.3% (1,588)
- Asian: 0.4% (41)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (16)
- 2 or more races: 10.7% (1,196)
- Some other Race: 0.3% (33)
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#33. Pittsburg County

- Index: 0.435
- Total population: 44,146
- White: 72.9% (32,189)
- Black or African American: 2.9% (1,261)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 6.0% (2,644)
- Asian: 0.3% (153)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.2% (71)
- 2 or more races: 17.0% (7,508)
- Some other Race: 0.7% (320)
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#32. Haskell County

- Index: 0.443
- Total population: 12,687
- White: 72.3% (9,179)
- Black or African American: 0.9% (108)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 9.6% (1,216)
- Asian: 0.7% (90)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (3)
- 2 or more races: 15.4% (1,952)
- Some other Race: 1.1% (139)
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#31. Atoka County

- Index: 0.445
- Total population: 13,823
- White: 72.7% (10,049)
- Black or African American: 3.6% (495)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 10.4% (1,433)
- Asian: 0.7% (99)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (9)
- 2 or more races: 12.0% (1,654)
- Some other Race: 0.6% (84)

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#30. Johnston County

- Index: 0.447
- Total population: 11,064
- White: 71.8% (7,947)
- Black or African American: 1.9% (207)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 7.1% (781)
- Asian: 0.1% (10)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.2% (22)
- 2 or more races: 17.9% (1,977)
- Some other Race: 1.1% (120)
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#29. Jackson County

- Index: 0.461
- Total population: 25,063
- White: 71.8% (18,005)
- Black or African American: 6.8% (1,716)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.7% (416)
- Asian: 1.3% (331)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (15)
- 2 or more races: 7.0% (1,759)
- Some other Race: 11.3% (2,821)
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#28. Coal County

- Index: 0.468
- Total population: 5,581
- White: 70.0% (3,909)
- Black or African American: 0.2% (11)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 10.0% (559)
- Asian: 0.4% (24)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 17.6% (983)
- Some other Race: 1.7% (95)
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#27. McIntosh County

- Index: 0.474
- Total population: 19,725
- White: 69.8% (13,768)
- Black or African American: 2.7% (528)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 16.1% (3,179)
- Asian: 0.1% (22)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (13)
- 2 or more races: 11.0% (2,174)
- Some other Race: 0.2% (41)
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#26. Marshall County

- Index: 0.480
- Total population: 16,505
- White: 70.2% (11,591)
- Black or African American: 1.7% (283)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 7.0% (1,150)
- Asian: 0.2% (34)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 9.3% (1,534)
- Some other Race: 11.6% (1,913)

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#25. Tulsa County

- Index: 0.488
- Total population: 646,419
- White: 70.0% (452,799)
- Black or African American: 10.1% (65,036)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 5.0% (32,437)
- Asian: 3.4% (21,724)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (633)
- 2 or more races: 7.9% (50,973)
- Some other Race: 3.5% (22,817)
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#24. Seminole County

- Index: 0.490
- Total population: 24,832
- White: 68.0% (16,894)
- Black or African American: 4.8% (1,195)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 20.3% (5,042)
- Asian: 0.6% (140)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (3)
- 2 or more races: 5.8% (1,430)
- Some other Race: 0.5% (128)
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#23. Pontotoc County

- Index: 0.491
- Total population: 38,355
- White: 68.7% (26,364)
- Black or African American: 2.5% (972)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 12.7% (4,886)
- Asian: 0.8% (298)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (36)
- 2 or more races: 14.0% (5,379)
- Some other Race: 1.1% (420)
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#22. Hughes County

- Index: 0.499
- Total population: 13,372
- White: 67.0% (8,960)
- Black or African American: 5.7% (761)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 21.6% (2,885)
- Asian: 0.1% (18)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 5.2% (701)
- Some other Race: 0.4% (47)
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#21. Nowata County

- Index: 0.499
- Total population: 10,322
- White: 67.9% (7,007)
- Black or African American: 2.5% (253)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 15.0% (1,553)
- Asian: 0.1% (15)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.2% (19)
- 2 or more races: 12.8% (1,324)
- Some other Race: 1.5% (151)

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#20. Ottawa County

- Index: 0.501
- Total population: 31,454
- White: 67.6% (21,248)
- Black or African American: 1.1% (351)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 18.1% (5,697)
- Asian: 0.7% (232)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.7% (215)
- 2 or more races: 9.7% (3,038)
- Some other Race: 2.1% (673)
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#19. Oklahoma County

- Index: 0.501
- Total population: 787,216
- White: 68.5% (539,029)
- Black or African American: 15.0% (117,836)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.9% (22,796)
- Asian: 3.4% (26,573)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (807)
- 2 or more races: 6.5% (51,492)
- Some other Race: 3.6% (28,683)
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#18. Latimer County

- Index: 0.504
- Total population: 10,348
- White: 66.4% (6,866)
- Black or African American: 1.1% (113)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 21.2% (2,193)
- Asian: 0.9% (95)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 10.2% (1,055)
- Some other Race: 0.3% (26)
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#17. Mayes County

- Index: 0.507
- Total population: 41,044
- White: 66.5% (27,301)
- Black or African American: 0.5% (221)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 17.9% (7,327)
- Asian: 0.4% (177)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.4% (145)
- 2 or more races: 13.8% (5,656)
- Some other Race: 0.5% (217)
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#16. Delaware County

- Index: 0.515
- Total population: 42,433
- White: 65.3% (27,710)
- Black or African American: 0.5% (199)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 22.2% (9,424)
- Asian: 1.2% (520)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (38)
- 2 or more races: 9.6% (4,089)
- Some other Race: 1.1% (453)

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#15. Craig County

- Index: 0.516
- Total population: 14,390
- White: 65.5% (9,425)
- Black or African American: 3.1% (451)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 21.8% (3,139)
- Asian: 0.8% (119)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (18)
- 2 or more races: 7.9% (1,134)
- Some other Race: 0.7% (104)
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#14. Texas County

- Index: 0.531
- Total population: 20,805
- White: 63.4% (13,182)
- Black or African American: 2.5% (514)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.3% (268)
- Asian: 3.3% (691)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (5)
- 2 or more races: 4.2% (876)
- Some other Race: 25.3% (5,269)
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#13. Tillman County

- Index: 0.533
- Total population: 7,413
- White: 65.4% (4,846)
- Black or African American: 7.6% (562)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.7% (202)
- Asian: 0.2% (16)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 7.7% (568)
- Some other Race: 16.4% (1,219)
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#12. Sequoyah County

- Index: 0.534
- Total population: 41,709
- White: 64.2% (26,776)
- Black or African American: 1.9% (813)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 19.9% (8,303)
- Asian: 0.8% (340)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (24)
- 2 or more races: 11.7% (4,874)
- Some other Race: 1.4% (579)
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#11. Caddo County

- Index: 0.535
- Total population: 29,242
- White: 63.7% (18,618)
- Black or African American: 2.3% (668)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 22.8% (6,679)
- Asian: 0.3% (79)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.2% (45)
- 2 or more races: 7.7% (2,249)
- Some other Race: 3.1% (904)

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#10. Harmon County

- Index: 0.535
- Total population: 2,710
- White: 64.8% (1,757)
- Black or African American: 9.4% (254)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4% (12)
- Asian: 0.7% (20)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 7.2% (194)
- Some other Race: 17.5% (473)
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#9. Okmulgee County

- Index: 0.540
- Total population: 38,749
- White: 64.7% (25,073)
- Black or African American: 8.2% (3,168)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 14.2% (5,507)
- Asian: 0.4% (169)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (18)
- 2 or more races: 11.9% (4,617)
- Some other Race: 0.5% (197)
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#8. Osage County

- Index: 0.542
- Total population: 47,226
- White: 64.8% (30,589)
- Black or African American: 11.2% (5,266)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 12.8% (6,027)
- Asian: 0.4% (204)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (16)
- 2 or more races: 9.7% (4,598)
- Some other Race: 1.1% (526)
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#7. Okfuskee County

- Index: 0.551
- Total population: 12,067
- White: 63.5% (7,657)
- Black or African American: 7.4% (895)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 14.7% (1,768)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 13.9% (1,674)
- Some other Race: 0.6% (73)
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#6. McCurtain County

- Index: 0.558
- Total population: 33,016
- White: 63.7% (21,022)
- Black or African American: 7.9% (2,599)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 13.0% (4,308)
- Asian: 0.8% (274)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 1.1% (368)
- 2 or more races: 11.1% (3,674)
- Some other Race: 2.3% (771)

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#5. Choctaw County

- Index: 0.560
- Total population: 14,807
- White: 62.8% (9,300)
- Black or African American: 11.0% (1,631)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 15.6% (2,313)
- Asian: 0.1% (13)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.2% (25)
- 2 or more races: 9.3% (1,374)
- Some other Race: 1.0% (151)
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#4. Comanche County

- Index: 0.566
- Total population: 121,762
- White: 62.6% (76,207)
- Black or African American: 16.8% (20,396)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 5.2% (6,312)
- Asian: 2.6% (3,109)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.4% (521)
- 2 or more races: 9.9% (12,000)
- Some other Race: 2.6% (3,217)
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#3. Muskogee County

- Index: 0.612
- Total population: 68,736
- White: 57.8% (39,748)
- Black or African American: 10.6% (7,262)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 18.0% (12,381)
- Asian: 0.7% (475)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (21)
- 2 or more races: 9.7% (6,666)
- Some other Race: 3.2% (2,183)
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#2. Cherokee County

- Index: 0.616
- Total population: 48,664
- White: 50.9% (24,777)
- Black or African American: 1.4% (661)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 33.5% (16,307)
- Asian: 0.7% (359)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.3% (139)
- 2 or more races: 11.0% (5,345)
- Some other Race: 2.2% (1,076)
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#1. Adair County

- Index: 0.617
- Total population: 22,220
- White: 42.1% (9,360)
- Black or African American: 0.2% (36)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 44.1% (9,806)
- Asian: 0.8% (178)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.2% (48)
- 2 or more races: 10.1% (2,236)
- Some other Race: 2.5% (556)

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