American Indian USA

Growing Fast

Tribes

Key Markets

Education

Education level for American Indians and Alaska Natives 25 and older in 2011:

  • Less than high school diploma 21.1%
  • High school diploma, GED or alternative credential 31.4%
  • Some college or Associate’s degree 34.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree 4.4%

In 1976 there were 76,100 American Indians/Alaska Natives enrolled in college and universities. By 2006 the number had grown to 181,000.

Percentage of youth 18 to 24 who are enrolled in college:

  • Asian Americans 60.1%
  • Whites (non-Hispanic) 44.7%
  • African American 37.1%
  • Hispanics 34.8%
  • American Indians/Alaska
  • Natives 23.5%

Source: U.S. Department of Education

Language

27% percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives alone 5 and older spoke a language other than English at home, compared with 20.8 percent for the nation as a whole.

 

Source: 2011 American Community Survey

Buying Power

Businesses

Homeowners

54% of American Indians and Alaska Natives own their own home. For the USA overall home ownership is 65%.

Buying Power