Native American / American Indian - Diversity Statistics
- Of the 20.8 million businesses in the
U.S., not including agriculture, American Indians and Alaska
Natives accounted for 0.9 percent of business owners, 0.3 percent
of employment, and 0.2 percent of receipt.
- American Indian employees represented
2.0 percent of the Federal workforce and .9 percent of the Civilian
Source: Economic Census,
"Annual Report to Congress: Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment
- According to the 2000 Census Bureau,
American Indians and Alaska Natives suffer from the highest
poverty rates in the nation. The rate was more than two times
the national average (11.7 percent). However, they were the
only group to have seen a drop in poverty.
- Median income was $32,116, which is below
the national average of $42, 228.
- The number of American Indians and Alaska
Natives without insurance has increased over the past three
years to nearly 30 percent, the largest of any racial group
in the country.
- American Indians, Alaska Natives, Eskimos,
and Aluets comprise 1.2 percent of public elementary and secondary
- 65.5 percent receive high school diploma
- 9.3 percent receive Bachelor's Degree
Source: U.S. Department
of Education Ohio Valley College
National Native Sports Program
American Sports Council
Indian Science & Engineering Society