Native American / American Indian - Diversity Statistics

In Business

  • 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 Labor force.

Source: Economic Census, "Annual Report to Congress: Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program"

In Economics

  • 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.

Source:, Smoke Signals

In Education

  • American Indians, Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aluets comprise 1.2 percent of public elementary and secondary students
  • 65.5 percent receive high school diploma
  • 9.3 percent receive Bachelor's Degree

Source: U.S. Department of Education Ohio Valley College


Indian Health Services


National Native Sports Program

Native American Sports Council

American Indian Science & Engineering Society








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